Kerry Washington Set to Star in Hulu Adaptation of OLD CITY BLUES


Kerry Washington may already be signed to star alongside Reese Witherspoon for Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, but that’s not stopping her from signing on for another Hulu project. THR is reporting that Washington has agreed to star in Hulu’s adaptation of Old City Blues. Old City Blues is a graphic novel from Giannis Milonogiannis and it has been adapted by Arash Amel for Hulu. Gore Verbinski is even set to direct the project as well, granted it moves forward.

The year is 2048. Southeastern Europe. Built on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a city crawling with life — low-life, that is. From mech smugglers and drug dealers, to corrupt politicians and all-too-powerful corporations, the city is at the mercy of high-tech criminals. And it’s up to Solano, Thermidor, and the rest of the New Athens Special Police to keep the city in order. When the cybernetically augmented founder of a tech corporation called Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises suspicion in Solano and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will lead them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.

Washington’s role has not been revealed yet, but the premise of the project sounds awesome. If you’ll excuse me, I gotta go read some graphic novels.