AT&T’s Audience Network has given a formal series green light to Ice, handing a 10-episode order to the project about the world of diamond traders in downtown Los Angeles, from Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films and Entertainment One. Fuqua will direct the first episode and will serve as executive producer on the show, which begins production this month for a premiere later this year.
Ice, named after the slang word for diamonds, is written and executive produced by Robert Munic (Fighting). It is described as a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake and Freddy are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac, the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds, and their uncle Cam. After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, and the Feds.