Bounty Hunter TV Series News & Update: Amazon Signs Untitled Action Drama With Michael Bay as Director

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Amazon is currently developing a new bounty hunter drama by A+E Studios. The action drama series will be overseen by Joe Barton and Michael Bay, with a title yet to be decided.

According to a recent report from Deadline, the new drama will revolve around an American bounty hunter operating south of the United States and Mexico border.

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Untitled Bounty Hunter TV Series: What’s Known So Far

The series is reportedly inspired by Bay's time in Costa Rica.

“I was inspired about five years ago hanging out down in Costa Rica with a former US Federal Agent, who surfs every day living the good life,” Bay explained about what gave him the idea for the series and main character.

“He supports his fun, relaxed lifestyle in Costa Rica by tracking down ‘Bad Gringos’ hiding out down in South America.”

The untitled production will have the bounty hunter land himself in difficulty with the Mexican cartel during his duties pursuing a criminal. Barton will function as the film's writer, creator, and executive producer. He will collaborate with the project's director, Bay, Platinum Dunes, Range Media Partners, and Wise Entertainment's Brad Fuller. A+E Studios (in cooperation with Range Studios) will handle the series in partnership with Amazon Studios.

No news has yet been revealed as to who is likely to be cast in the series.

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Big Expectations for Bounty Hunter Series

The Transformers and Bad Boys franchises, as well as Armageddon, have made Bay one of the highest-grossing directors in Hollywood.

Barton supported Bay's plan wholly and immediately.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Michael Bay and Amazon to bring this thrilling and action-filled show to the screen,” Barton said.

Barton is most known for creating and executive producing the crime dramas Giri/Haji for Netflix and the BBC, as well as The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself, which Netflix has since cancelled.

A premiere date for the forthcoming series is yet to be revealed.

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