EXCLUSIVE: Armored co-creator and The Sweeney Director Nick Love is developing a Troubles-set television series with DJ Pete Tong.
Difficulty, which is lined up as a comeback series, will be set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, starting in 1989, at the height of The Troubles, at the same time that dance music was also taking root. He will tell how a generation of children discovered dance music and ecstasy and how the rave scene helped escape the difficult social and political climate.
Love is currently writing the pilot and will direct and broadcast. Executive producers will be Pete Tong, Alan Moloney and Tony Cochrane. Maloney, producer of films such as Albert Nobbs and Mary shelleyand Keira Knightley miniseries Imaginary country, will produce for its Parallel Films banner.
Endeavor Content will manage the sales. Tong will organize the music.
DJ, radio host and music producer Tong is one of the UK’s most established and recognized DJs, well known for his performances at nightclubs such as Pacha in Ibiza and his work on BBC radio and the United States on iHeartRadio’s Evolution EDM platform.
Co-created love Armored starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters and it became a major comeback franchise for Sky. A third season, set in South Africa, premiered earlier this year, while a fourth season is underway.
As we recently revealed, Love is also developing the crime series A Town Called Malice, about the 1980s crime wave on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The project is hosted at Armored and Britannia Producer Vertigo Films and a room of writers have developed the series for Sky, owned by Comcast, although it has yet to be officially lit.