‘Jigsaw’: Netflix Announces New Heist Series from Producer Ridley Scott

Review Ethan / 2022-12-26 18:57:41

A brand new heist series is coming to Netflix in the form of Jigsaw which is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. This is all we know about the show so far.

This new series tells the tale of one of the most successful heists in history. It spans 24 years. 8 episodes have been ordered which will reportedly have a “non-linear” and “interactive” approach to storytelling that will cover a huge span of time including decades before the heist, the heist itself, and a year after.

According to Netflix, the series is “loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.”

Jigsaw is currently filming in Brooklyn at Netflix’s new state-of-the-art New York Studio that’s named Bushwick Studio. Jigsaw will be the first series to film there since it opened just this month. The studio is part of Netflix’s $100 million pledge for the city.

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Netflix Bushwick Studio – Picture: Netflix

Eric Garcia, who was known for his comedy Matchstick Men in 2003 and action-thriller Repo Men in 2010, will be the host of the new show. Jose Padilha is the director of the first episode. He's also known for Elite Squad.

Scott Free Productions produced the series, with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker serving as executive producers, alongside Justin Levy of Automatik Entertainment, and Russell Fine.

Who will star in Netflix’s Jigsaw series?

Along with the original announcement, the core cast of the ensemble was revealed on September 16.

There is a mixture of talents on the show, with Giancarlo Esposito & Paz Vega as main attractions.

Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad and The Boys) will play Leo Pap who is described as “whip-smart, intense and driven, with an engineer’s mind and a meticulous eye for detail.” He’ll play a thief who has been in the game a long time and while he had the chance to get out, he failed to take the opportunity costing him anything.

Paz Vega (Sex and Lucía, Spanglish) is a well-known Spanish actress who will play Ava Mercer. Her role is that of an attorney who can be a murderer in court but knows how to manage herself outside.

The cast is completed with the following:

  • Rufus Sewell as Roger Salas (Dark City), a former thief that has reinvented itself as a high-ranking security specialist.
  • Tati Gabrielle as Hannah Kim (The 100), a chameleon that flows between high-stakes finance world and low-level crime.
  • Peter Mark Kendall (The Americans, Chicago Med) as Stan Loomis a small-time smuggler with a big-time passion for life’s epicurean pleasures
  • Rosaline Elbay (Ramy) as Judy Goodwin the crew’s demolitions specialist
  • Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys, Divergent) as Bob Goodwin a chest-puffing alpha male with a knack for safecracking and pushing people’s buttons.
  • Niousha Noor (#Persianize) as Nazan Abassi the FBI Agent “who is the raging fire that threatens to burn our crew of thieves down”.
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Cast for Netflix series Jigsaw

That’s all we have, for now. We’ll keep you in the loop once production has wrapped and we learn more about when the show will hit Netflix. Given it’s in production, however, we’re expecting it to drop sometime in 2022.


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