Lords of Dogtown will be restarted as a series on IMDb TV. Kat Candler is on board to write and produce with Sony Pictures Television’s Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman. Catherine Hardwicke, director of the original film, released in 2005, will also return as executive producer on the project.
Described as an hour-long drama, Lords of Dogtown is “set in the 1970s skateboarding scene in Southern California and revolves around a hell of a thrilling young girl growing up in the foster system. She coincides with a bunch of skaters who make the famous Zephyr.” Adore skateboard team. “
Lords of Dogtown is based on the true story of the Zephyr Skateboard Team, also known as Z-Boys. In the 1970s, the group helped bring skateboarding into the mainstream with their innovative tricks and flight maneuvers. Her story was told by director and Z-Boys member Stacy Peralta in the acclaimed 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, narrated by Sean Penn and won multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival. The critical attention would also inspire the script film Lords of Dogtown which would be released in 2005.
Posted by Peralta, the Lords of Dogtown The film didn’t set the box office on fire when it first released, but it’s one of those films that has developed a cult following. With the late Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom, the cast also includes Emile Hirsch as Jay Adams, John Robinson as Stacy Peralta, Victor Rasuk as Tony Alva, Michael Angarano as Sid and Nikki Reed as Kathy Alva. Comedy legend Mitch Hedberg also makes a memorable appearance with Frank Nasworthy and other big stars like Sofia Vergara, Jeremy Renner, Joel McHale, Tony Hawk and Johnny Knoxville also making appearances.
Candler’s experience as a showrunner includes the role in the third season of the OWN series Queen Sugar. She is also helping to develop a new series at TNT Queen Sugar Creator Ava DuVernay. As a director, Candler has also directed episodes of Queen Sugar along with 13 reasons why at Netflix, I’m sorry for your loss on Facebook Watch and Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story at USA Network. She also directed the pilot for the CW series The Republic of Sarah.
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It is not yet clear whether the original Z-Boys will be directly involved in the IMDb TV series version of Lords of Dogtown. In addition to writing the 2005 film, Peralta appeared in a cameo along with several other members of the group. This message comes to us from diversity.