'Criminal': Charlie Hunman To Star In Prime Video Adaptation Of Ed Brubaker's Graphic Novel Series

Charlie Hunman is headed back to TV, and in a big way. Deadline reports that the British actor will lead the upcoming Prime Video series based on Ed Brubaker‘s graphic novel series “Criminal.” He joins a cast that already includes Adria Arjona, Richard Jenkins, and Kadeem Hardison. So will Hunman supply the onscreen magic that helped make FX‘s “Sons Of Anarchy” such a smash hit, or will “Criminal” be more like the actor’s last stint in television, the short-lived Apple TV+ series “Shantaram“?

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It may come down to the source material, and Brubaker’s series sounds enticing enough. “Criminal” unfolds its world through a series of intertwining crime stories that deal with a revolving cast of characters. Human’s Leo is at the center of it all, a brilliant master thief who pledges to do his heists without guns or violence. Leo’s fellow crooks respect his skills and intellect but some consider him a coward, especially when compared to his father, who infamously murdered Teeg Lawless, the city’s most feared gangster. Will Leo’s brains and principles help him get out from under his Dad’s legacy?

Amazon MGM Studios teams up with Legendary Television for the Prime Video series, which sees Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden direct the show’s first four episodes. Brubaker serves as executive producer on the series alongside his comics illustrator Sean Philips.  Sara Carbiener and Phillip Barnett also executive produce.  

“Criminal” sounds like it’s firmly in Hunman’s comfort zone as an actor. He’s no stranger to crime tales, as roles in “Sons Of Anarchy,” Guy Ritchie‘s “The Gentlemen,” and “Shantaram” will attest to. Other crime-adjacent projects for Hunman include “Green Street Hooligans,” “The True History Of The Kelly Gang” and Michael Noer‘s remake of “Papillon.” Other major roles for Hunman include “The Lost City Of Z,” Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword,” “Jungleland,” and “Last Looks.” The actor also starred in Zack Snyder‘s first “Rebel Moon” movie on Netflix last year.

Expect “Criminal” to hit Prime Video sometime in 2025. Stay tuned for more casting news for the series.