Banshee co-creator executive producer Jonathan Tropper and executive producer/director Greg Yaitanes are partnering with Grey’s Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey for a new crime thriller drama project at Cinemax.

Micronesian Blues, written by Tropper and to be directed by Yaitanes, is based on the true story of Los Angeles cop Bryan Vila, a former Marine who had served in Vietnam, who took a job training local police in Micronesia in the early 1990s, expecting a paid vacation. The series tells the story of a burned out LA cop who accepts a teaching job in Micronesia, only to find himself caught up in a bloody war between tribal gangsters, lawless mercenaries, and crooked CIA agents.