Following Mare of Easttown‘s success and critical acclaim, HBO anxiously anticipated Brad Ingelsby‘s upcoming project. Mark Ruffalo will play the lead role in the “TASK” crime drama, which centers on a task group of law enforcement agents and the crooks they are hunting. Although Ruffalo’s character’s specifics haven’t been made public yet, it’s anticipated that he’ll play an FBI agent with a prominent role in the task force.
Along with writer Ingelsby and director Jeremiah Zagar, Ruffalo will serve as an executive producer for the project in addition to acting as one of the stars. The undertaking is a component of Ingelsby’s broader HBO contract. Before the writers’ strike, the script was finished, and Ruffalo’s participation had been confirmed. Since the labor stoppage started, nothing further has been developed.
New Crime Series Task [HBO] Filming
Mark Ruffalo’s HBO series “Task,” will begin filming in September. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be the series’ principal shooting location However, it’s crucial to recognize that the present SAG-AFTRA strike may cause production to start later than scheduled in September. The production schedule of numerous projects, including “Task,” may be impacted by this strike by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.
Executive producers for wiip, Paul Lee and Mark Roybal, will oversee the production of the series in collaboration with them. Co-executive producers include Public Record’s Jeremy Yaches and Nicole Jordan-Webber.
The head of HBO Drama Series and Films, Francesca Orsi, EVP Programming, stated her delight about working with Brad Ingelsby once more and commended his originality and capacity to engage viewers. She also spoke of the privilege of working with actors like Mark Ruffalo, who is renowned for bringing a lot of compassion to his parts, and director Jeremiah Zagar, who has an unmatched grasp of visual storytelling.
“We are absolutely thrilled to once again join forces with Brad Ingelsby, the brilliant auteur behind Mare of Easttown. Brad’s boundless creativity and unrivaled ability to captivate audiences is nothing short of inspiring, and we cannot be more excited to embark on another journey together,” Head of HBO Drama Francesca Orsi said in a statement.
“When the opportunity arose to partner with Mark on another series, we all jumped at the chance to witness him once again breathe great humanity into a new role. We are also honored to collaborate with Jeremiah, an unparalleled director whose deep understanding of visual storytelling will only elevate this project to new heights. The convergence of these talents is so exciting, and we cannot wait to share this story with the world.”
Mark Ruffalo is a highly acclaimed film actor who has received three Oscar nominations throughout his career. He earned nominations for his performances in “The Kids Are Alright,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Spotlight.” Additionally, he is widely recognized for his portrayal of Dr. Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ruffalo most recently appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the movie The Adam Project and reprised his role as Bruce Banner in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. In his upcoming film Mickey 17, produced by Warner Bros. and Plan B, he will co-star with Robert Pattinson.
On the other hand, Brad Ingelsby, aside from his work on “Mare of Easttown,” has primarily established himself as a film writer. His film credits include projects such as “The Way Back,” “Our Friend,” “Run All Night,” and “Out of the Furnace.”
Task series is directed by Jeremiah Zagar, who is known for directing many series and movies. Prior to it, Jeremiah Zagar has shown his wide range as a director by helming the Adam Sandler-starring movie “Hustle.” Zagar finished his debut documentary, “In A Dream,” in 2008, and it was well-received by critics. It was shown on HBO and gained praise, including being named to the Academy Award shortlist and earning two Emmy nominations, including “Best Documentary.”
The coming-of-age film “We The Animals,” which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, is Jeremiah Zagar’s most well-known work. ‘Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart,’ Zagar‘s documentary, had its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The Showtime series “7 Deadly Sins”‘s pilot episode was directed by Zagar in addition to his work on films and documentaries.