An event series titled Codes of Conduct, due to air on HBO, is currently in the works with prominent filmmaker Steve McQueen, who will direct all installments of the program. The six-episode series reunites McQueen with actor Paul Dano, who previously worked together on the acclaimed feature film 12 Years a Slave.
Codes of Conduct follows Beverly Snow, a young African American man from Queens with a mysterious background, who suddenly turns up in New York high society. According to Deadline, the character is “as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility.”
Starring in the role of Beverly Snow is newcomer Devon Terrell. The cast also features Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter franchise), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Sebastian Arcelus (Madam Secretary), Ellen Adair (The Slap) and Carolyn Michelle Smith (House of Cards).
McQueen collaborated on the script with screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan, best known for the Brad Pitt action adventure film World War Z. Carnahan and McQueen will also executive produce the drama, along with an impressive team that includes hip-hop mogul and producer Russell Simmons, Alan Poul (Six Feet Under), and Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, known for their work on The King’s Speech.