According to Deadline,
new one-hour drama
is being developed by
The team behind Fox’s Empire, which starred
Taraji P. Henson
, is working together once again on this project.
The new show will follow the lives of the super-wealthy and appears to make a statement about wealth and inequality.
, the show is referred to as a high stakes wish-fulfillment drama.
The story revolves around Jo, a disillusioned executive assistant to a billionaire who trains street hustler Mike how to swindle her employer’s wealthy pals.
The show will also present a nuanced view of inequality, income, and race in America.
For The 51, Haywood, Spellman, Eli Dansky, and Nichelle Tramble Spellman will all serve as executive producers.
Together with them, Trevor Engelson through Underground, his regular partner
Five All in the Fifth
, and filmmaker
Maurice “Mo” Marable
will serve as executive producers.
is an executive producer on the Bel-Air television series.
The production company behind the Amazon project is
, which is owned by
Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary.