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Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct
Genre Drama
Crime drama
Created by Steve McQueen
Matthew Michael Carnahan
Written by Steve McQueen
Matthew Michael Carnahan
Directed by Steve McQueen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Executive producer(s)
  • Bergen Swanson
  • April Lamb
Running time 54–60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original channel HBO
Original release 2015 (2015)
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Codes of Conduct is an upcoming American limited television drama series on HBO created and written by Steve McQueen and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The series stars Devon Terrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall. On March 20, 2015, HBO picked up Codes of Conduct as a six-episode limited series.[1] All six episodes will be directed by McQueen. The series is expected to premiere in 2015.

Development and production

On October 29, 2013, it was announced that Steve McQueen and screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan were developing a drama at HBO, with the men set to be co-writing the untitled project,[2] which was described as "an exploration of a young African-American man's experience entering New York City".[3] In addition to McQueen and Carnahan, it was announced that the project is also being executive produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Russell Simmons.[4]

Nellie Andreeva and Mike Fleming, Jr. of Deadline reported that the project has been described by some as, "Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame".[4]

During August 2014, it was confirmed that McQueen and casting director Cindy Tolan were holding casting calls in New York City.[5][6] On October 14, 2014, it was announced that HBO had ordered the pilot episode for the project, now titled Codes of Conduct, to be sent into production.[7]

Additionally on October 14, Devon Terrell was confirmed as the male lead, Beverly Snow. In the casting announcement, McQueen was full of praise for the actor, calling Terrell an "extraordinary actor".[7] McQueen added, "Although you're trying to find something you recognize, it's more about finding something you're surprised by. Devon had this quality. It was no easy task casting the character of Beverly Snow and, with the help of HBO, we left no stone unturned. This was a 10-month intense process in which we came across many talented actors, but only one Beverly."[8]

On November 21, 2014, Paul Dano was confirmed to co-star opposite Terrell in the project, portraying Jared Rotmensen, or "Rowdy Rotty", who has been described as "a hip yet altruistic entrepreneur who brings Beverly into his fold".[9][10] On December 4, 2014, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall were later confirmed to be a part of the film's supporting cast as "two privileged members of New York high society".[11] Carter will play Esther Kaufmann, a divorced mother of two adult sons who is now "living life on her own terms" and Hall will be playing Rebecca Rotmensen, who is the oldest child of a New York billionaire, and is billed as "Snow's 'rival'" and "his equal in guile and ruthlessness".[12]

It was reported that HBO was "fast-tracking" the project due to McQueen's schedule.[4] Principal photography for the pilot was confirmed to have begun in New York in November 2014, with an expected 2015 release.[10][13] HBO officially picked up the series on March 20, 2015.[1]



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  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 20, 2015). "Steve McQueen’s HBO Drama ‘Codes Of Conduct’ Picked Up As Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ O'Connell, Michael (October 29, 2013). "HBO Developing Drama With '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steve McQueen Developing HBO Drama". Vulture. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie; Fleming, Jr., Mike (October 29, 2013). "'12 Years A Slave' Director Steve McQueen Sets Provocative Drama Project At HBO". Deadline. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "New York City Casting Call – Steve McQueen and HBO TV Pilot 'Codes of Conduct' extras casting call in NYC.". Project Casting. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Open Casting Call for Steve McQueen's HBO Project This Saturday in New York City". indieWire. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (October 14, 2014). "HBO Orders Drama Pilot From Steve McQueen with Newcomer to Star". Variety. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (October 14, 2014). "Steve McQueen Drama Lands HBO Pilot Order, Casts Its Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Barsanti, Sam. "Paul Dano joins Steve McQueen's new HBO show". The AV Club. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 21, 2014). "Paul Dano To Co-Star In Steve McQueen's HBO Pilot 'Codes Of Conduct'". Deadline. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Siede, Caroline (December 4, 2014). "Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall join Steve McQueen’s HBO series". The AV Club. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (December 3, 2014). "Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall Join Steve McQueen HBO Drama 'Codes of Conduct'". Variety. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Weekend Filming Locations for Codes of Conduct and Zeroville". On Location Movies. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Helena Bonham Carter & Rebecca Hall Board Steve McQueen's HBO Pilot CODES OF CONDUCT". Broadway World. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (December 4, 2014). "Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall join Steve McQueen's HBO series". The Guardian. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 

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