Jai Courtney, Rufus Sewell and Giancarlo Esposito will star in this original “non-linear” thriller.
Nothing to see with Saw. Despite its very evocative title and its cast of psychopaths – Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), Giancarlo Esposito (breaking Bad) and Jai courtney (The Suicide Squad) – Jigsaw will in fact be an “innovative non-linear” action thriller. A puzzle (Jigsaw in original version) puzzle style!
The story will focus on the biggest heist ever attempted, loosely based on real-life history where $ 70 billion in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. According to Netflix, the series consists of eight episodes ranging from 24 years before the heist, to one year after. The storytelling takes “a non-linear approach that builds the plot and suspense so that viewers are in control.” Clearly, subscribers will be able to watch the first seven episodes in the order of their choice. Episode 8 will make the connection and solve the puzzle. A concept not completely new since Paramount already released last year, on its platform CBS All Access, a police drama named Interrogation and operating on the same principle.
Eric Garcia (Alexa & Katie) serves as creator / showrunner and Jose padilha (Narcos) will direct the first two episodes.
At the casting, Giancarlo Esposito will play the boss, Leo Pap. Described as “a natural leader, Leo is intelligent, intense and driven, with an engineering mind and meticulous attention to detail. He became a thief at a very young age and although he had a chance to get away with it, he could not stay away from criminal life. His relapse cost him his family and his freedom. “
Rufus Sewell Roger Salas will play, “a former thief who reinvented himself as a leading security expert. Roger is a salesman with an uncanny ability to manipulate people for his purposes.”
Jai courtney will be Bob Goodwin, “a bulging alpha male with a knack for safety and angering people. Bob is attractive enough to be a threat and smart enough to be dangerous to anyone who gets in his way …”
At last, Paz Vega will play Ava Mercer, “a lawyer by day, she is as at home on a gun stand or in a gallery as she is in a courtroom. A passionate soul who will do anything to protect them. a few people who are close to him. “
The rest of the cast will consist of Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay and Niousha Noor.