Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman is developing a drama series for HBO.

Upstate, from Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions and Entertainment One, focuses on the laid-off Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America to work as a correctional officer in a new private for-profit prison. Roy encounters danger inside and outside the prison as the town and his family prosper.

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Brett C. Leonard and Bob Glaudini wrote the script and will executive produce alongside Hoffman, Emily Ziff and Michael Rosenberg.

Hoffman, who won an Oscar five years ago for Capote, last collaborated with HBO on the miniseries Empire Falls, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.