Variety has learned that David Ayer and Chris Long are attached to executive produce the one-hour drama “DEA” at Fox under their Cedar Park banner with Craig Gore attached to write and executive produce. Fox has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached.
The series is described as an an “operation of the week” show as Jack Riley and his DEA Task Force hunt down a “big bad” drug kingpin each season, dismantling dangerous drug organizations in major cities across the U.S. that local law enforcement cannot handle themselves.
The real Riley is a retired top DEA agent himself who who led the hunt for notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Riley will serve as a consulting producer on the series along with Paul Soltaroff,