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CINEMAX Announces New Series QUARRY

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From the following press release we learn of a new series on Cinemax to join STRIKE BACK, BANSHEE and THE KNICK.

Production will begin March 30, 2015 on the eight-episode CINEMAX drama series QUARRY, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the show will be directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (CINEMAX’s Emmy-winning “BANSHEE”; Emmy winner for directing House, M.D.), along with executive producer Steve Golin (HBO’s Emmy-nominated TRUE DETECTIVE). QUARRY is created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller (Rectify).


“This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of CINEMAX programming,” said Lombardo.


QUARRY tells the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis Tennessee from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.  


QUARRY stars Logan Marshall-Green (“Prometheus”) in the title role; Jodi Balfour (Final Destination 5) as Joni; Peter Mullan (HBO’s OLIVE KITTERIDGE as The Broker; Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther) as Ruth; and Damon Herriman (Justified) as Buddy; along with Jamie Hector (HBO’s THE WIRE) as Arthur; Edoardo Ballerini (Romeo Must Die) as Karl; and Skipp Sudduth (Ronin) as Lloyd.


An HBO Entertainment production in association with Anonymous Content, the series is also executive produced by Matt DeRoss (The End of the Tour), David Kanter (The End of the Tour), Max Allan Collins and Ken Levin (The Scribbler). Additional writers on the series include Jennifer Schuur (Hannibal) and Max Allan Collins. QUARRY will film on location in New Orleans and Tennessee.

Now that has got to be the most minimal amount of information one could possibly give out, isn’t it? If the series takes off for cinema though it could last quite a few season as there are, to date a total of Quarry novels to draw from.

  • Quarry(a.k.a. The Broker) (1976)
  • Quarry’s List(a.k.a. The Broker’s Wife) (1976)
  • Quarry’s Deal(a.k.a. The Dealer) (1976)
  • Quarry’s Cut(a.k.a. The Slasher) (1977)
  • Quarry’s Vote(a.k.a. Primary Target) (1987)Cinemax_logo
  • Quarry’s Greatest Hits(2003)
  • The Last Quarry(2006)
  • The First Quarry(2008)
  • Quarry In The Middle(2009)
  • Quarry’s Ex(2010)
  • The Wrong Quarry(2014)
  • Quarry’s Choice(2015)

 Has anyone read any of these? Amazon sells them if you are interested. Also, if interested HBOWatch will get more details as this show gets underway.  

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