Paramount Network has greenlit a 10-episode first season of one-hour scripted drama “Coyote,” starring Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”), from Sony Pictures Television. Executive producer Michelle MacLaren (“Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad”), will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. “Coyote,” which is scheduled to debut in 2020, from MacLaren Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.
“Coyote” is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties
David Graziano (American Gods, Southland) will serve as showrunner. Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert (Mr. Woodcock) are attached to write and executive produce Coyote. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg (The Umbrella Academy) are executive producers. Rebecca Hobbs of MacLaren Entertainment is an executive producer.
The series order comes on the heels of the recently announced 10-episode order for “Paradise Lost” (working title) from Rodes Fishburne, Arika Lisanne Mittman and John Lee Hancock, and “68 Whiskey” from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, as well as the new Darren Star series, “Emily in Paris” starring Lily Collins.