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Robert Downey Jr.'s production company launching Apple TV series

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Karwai Tang/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Hot on the heels of their reboot of Perry Mason getting renewed at HBO, Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey’s Team Downey production company has inked a drama deal with Apple TV. 

Variety reports the pair will produce the as-yet-untitled show about a frustrated detective’s attempts to crack a cold case that spirals out of control. Based on “The Sting,” an article from Toronto Life written by co-producer Michael Lista, the project will center on what Lista called “the inside story of a brutally botched undercover operation.” 

Variety says there could be a supporting part for now-Marvel movie icon Downey in the Apple TV project as well.  If so, it would be his first TV role since he was fired from Ally McBeal following a drug arrest in 2001 before his massive career comeback as the star of Iron Man in 2008.

By Stephen Iervolino
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