Director, writer and TGRG client Sheila Nortley has joined the writing team for the Sky Production, A Town Called Malice.

The crime thriller and family saga set on the Costa Del Sol in the early 1980s is set to begin later this year and run into 2022 in London and Spain. The series is a co-production between Vertigo Films, Sky Studios and Rogue State, and is created by Nick Love (Bulletproof), who is also the lead writer on the series.

A Town Called Malice follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves from South London who have fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain and aren’t happy about it. Casting is underway.

Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama, Sky Studios, said of the series: “If Dallas and Pulp Fiction created a love child to the strains of Duran Duran, it would be A Town Called Malice — an intoxicating cocktail of ‘80s romance, avarice and violence, served up with pineapple chunks and an umbrella… Brought to life so brilliantly by Nick Love’s scripts, audiences will be taken back to the vivid world of the Costa Del Sol in its pomp, with a glorious take on the soundtrack of the era. The series is a fantastic addition to our growing line-up of home-grown, British drama on Sky in 2022.”

A Town Called Malice comes out next year