David Milch’s ‘The Money’ Gets HBO Pilot Greenlight With Brendan Gleeson As Star

Brendan Gleeson is set as the lead in The Money, David Milch‘s latest drama project for HBO. With Gleeson on board, it has received a formal pilot order. Written by Milch, The Money is about wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family.

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Milch is executive producing with Art & John Linson (Sons Of Anarchy). Frank Rich, who has a deal at HBO, also is exec producing. Justin Chadwick is set to direct the pilot and co-executive produce with Eric Roth and Sarah Caplan. Gleeson, repped by Principal Entertainment and Ireland’s The Agency, has won an Emmy for an HBO project, the 2009 movie Into the Storm. This would mark the veteran actor’s first U.S. TV series. For Milch, who has been under a deal at HBO for a decade, The Money marks his fifth pilot at the pay cable network. Three of the other four — Deadwood, John From Cincinnati and Luck — went to series.

Comments (15)

  • Delighted for Gleeson – a proper humble gentleman and a fine talent.

    Comment by Margaret — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 1:34pm PDT  
  • Sounds too elitist for most folks.

    Comment by EK — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 1:34pm PDT  
  • OMG – Another Milch project that I will attempt to watch and ultimately
    have to shut off, Glad HBO likes him – but how many shows like Luck
    and John From Cincinnati do we need to see? Anybody? Sorry – don’t
    mean to be a hater – but c’mon.

    Comment by AGENTX — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 1:44pm PDT  
    • He has a deal with them so he’ll continue to write for them. I think the problem with those last two shows is that they didn’t connect with the audiences cos either the story was too obtuse or the world was too specific. Money is much more accessible and identifiable to people. I think this’ll be the one that brings Milch back.

      Comment by Geezer — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 2:02pm PDT  
    • I would watch an /infinite/ number of shows like Luck and John From Cincinnati. Especially Luck. But also especially John From Cincinnati.

      Comment by Mamylon — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 2:50pm PDT  
    • I happen to have loved both! He’s a genius and yes i have to have closed caption on because i want to know every word written. It’s worth it. I can hear everything on the CSI’s and the L & Os come on he’s a whole different kind of writer. Thank Goodness. Thank you HBO.

      Comment by smartypants — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 5:34pm PDT  
      • Amen.

        Comment by Joe — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 7:53pm PDT  
  • Will give a chance if it indeed goes to series, but I too fear this will be as dry as Luck and John from Cinicinatti.

    Comment by hope for the best — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 1:56pm PDT  
  • Milch is such a fantastic writer, can’t wait to see another series from the premier showrunner in the business!

    Comment by Great News — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 2:10pm PDT  
  • Can we have some new writers please?!!

    Comment by Horse's Head — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 2:36pm PDT  
  • Gleeson is da bomb – -In Bruges is already a cult classic. I will watch anything he does. Gleeson and Milch feels like a perfect combo to me.

    Comment by bizman — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 2:44pm PDT  
  • Where’s my Deadwood movie?!

    Comment by Kiss0fdeath — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 3:29pm PDT  
    • In your dreams, where it will always be.

      Comment by MoreTears — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 3:55pm PDT  
  • Agrees. Sounds like a winner for him.

    Comment by Scott — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 6:27pm PDT  
  • Milch should not get a single project “greenlighted” until he finishes Deadwood!!!! – How that man can stand to have his pinnacle achievement hanging out there, unfinished, is beyond me. Has he no artistic pride?!?

    Comment by Brian McDonough — Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 1:29pm PDT  
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