Steve McQueen Directing HBO Limited Series

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen, the Oscar winning director behind 12 Years a Slave, Shame and Hunger, will be directing all 6 episodes of Codes of Conduct, an upcoming HBO mini series.

Deadline reports Codes of Conduct will tell the story of “a young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that might not be what it seems.”

Newcomer Devon Terrell will be playing Beverly Snow, a man from Queens whose confidence allows him to break into Manhattan’s high class. The cast includes Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall.

The project has been co-written by McQueen and Matthew Michael Carnahan, who co-wrote the Brad Pitt-starring World War Z.

Codes of Conduct is exec produced by hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons, The King’s Speech producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, and Alan Poul (The Newsroom, Six Feet Under).

It certainly sounds like a project that could allow McQueen to show off his skills in long-form storytelling, so this one’s definitely on our radar.