Hot off of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, Ewan McGregor is set to star in Lodi, a drama series that is currently in the works at Amazon Prime Video. The project is being produced by eOne and Amazon Studios.
Named after the small farming town in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Lodi is based on a true story that was chronicled in an Alta article by Andrew Dubbins.
Variety broke the news, reporting that the series will take place in 1977 and that McGregor will play Lou, a used car salesman who goes from ordinary small-town citizen to FBI informant when a key member of the Mafia offers to buy his Cadillac dealership. Lou spent the next three years spying for the FBI as he became further embroiled in the inner workings of the crime family, becoming a surrogate son to gangsters before procuring the first-ever conviction of an infamous crime boss.
Timothy Greenberg (Living With Yourself) will serve as showrunner and he’ll also executive produce alongside McGregor as well as Allie Goss and Jon Liebman of Brillstein Creative Partners, whose Kaleb Tuttle will serve as a co-executive producer.
McGregor is no stranger to TV, as in addition to the Obi-Wan series, he recently won an Emmy for Netflix’s Halston, and he also starred in Season 3 of FX’s Fargo. Lately, he’s been busy filming an adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow with his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Paramount+ and Showtime.
On the feature side, McGregor recently starred alongside Ethan Hawke in the Apple TV+ drama Raymond & Ray, and he also voiced Sebastian J. Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Up next for the actor is the indie You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder, which pairs him with his daughter, Clara McGregor. The elder McGregor is represented by UTA.