David Mamet has never shied away from presenting bad behavior in plays like Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow, and now he’s turning his attention to the Bible’s seven deadly sins, according to Variety. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter is developing a seven-hour series for Fox TV in which each sin will serve as a backdrop in a series of interconnected stories.
For those who haven’t studied Proverbs (or Catholic theology) lately, the seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. Mamet, a double Emmy nominee for writing and directing HBO's Phil Spector, will reportedly write and direct the first episode of the new series and write at least two additional episodes.
Mamet and Stephen McPherson serve as executive producers for the series. No casting or start date as been announced.