jason batman and Jude’s Law are two of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, with iconic credits to both their names, and the pair are now set to collaborate for the first time on black rabbit, an upcoming limited series in development at Netflix.
Deadline exclusively announced that Bateman and Law will be teaming up on the project. Both A-listers are set to star in the upcoming limited series, and both will also serve as executive producers. Bateman is also attached to direct the series. black rabbit will be from Bateman and Michael Costigan production studio, Aggregate Films, and will be produced in collaboration with Law and by Ben Jackson label, Riff Raff Entertainment. Aggregate Films’ involvement isn’t much of a surprise, given that Bateman’s company has signed an initial deal with Netflix for film and TV projects. Working alongside these companies on the limited run will be Zach Baylin and by Kate Susman Youngblood Pictures and Automatik Entertainment. Baylin, who will write the screenplay for the series with Susman, is best known for writing the Oscar-nominated film King Richard and the long awaited Creed III. Few plot details black rabbit are available and no character descriptions for Bateman or Law have been revealed. It was reported that the series will be based on an original idea and was described by Deadline simply as a “drama”.
The project will mark the first on-screen pairing for Bateman and Law, and Bateman’s first TV series since his critically acclaimed outing on another Netflix hit, Ozark. It seems Bateman has some affinity for the streamer’s projects, as he’s also been tapped to direct the upcoming Netflix FBI surveillance thriller Dark Wire and will star in the streamer’s upcoming thriller. To chase. Bateman’s Aggregate Films is also at the forefront of Netflix’s upcoming rom-com Your place or mine featuring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, which Bateman also produced. Beyond Netflix, the studio also has a wide range of other TV projects in the works. This includes the Apple TV+ drama series Chemistry classwhich the Bateman executive produced alongside the show’s star, Brie Larson, as well as the real crime thriller series Based on a true story featuring Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina for Peacock.
Law, perhaps best known for his work in sherlock holmes and the fantastic beasts series, doesn’t have as many projects lined up with Riff Raff Entertainment. However, he has a number of acting credits coming his way as he is set to star as Captain Hook in the Disney+ movie next. Peter Pan and Wendy, and will also be seen in the psychological horror film Brandon next to Alicia Vikander, in which he will play King Henry VIII. Beyond that, he also made the jump to hyperspace in the star wars universe, as seen in the upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. While show details remain under wraps, Law is set to direct the project, which began filming this fall.
Beyond its two headliners, black rabbit has a terrific creative pair in the husband-and-wife team of Baylin and Susman. Beyond Creed III and King Richard, Baylin is also writing the screenplay for Exodus, a long-awaited biopic about the life of the reggae icon Bob Marley. The couple’s Youngblood Pictures also have other projects in the works, including a thriller called Order.
No release window or start of production for black rabbit was announced.