The hardest working man in genre filmmaking, Guillermo del Toro, is developing a new crime noir series for HBO. Because apparently between directing projects like Pacific Rim, producing projects like Mama, and developing other TV shows like The Hulk, del Toro didn't have enough on his plate.
The series, called Nutshell Studies, is based on a photography book of the same name by Corrine May Botz. In it, Botz documents the minute, obsessively-detailed crime scene dioramas built by miniatures maker Frances Glessner Lee - dioramas so precise that they were used as training aides for detectives.
The television series version is described as "a Hitchcockian drama about a 1950s small-town housewife who becomes obsessed with solving brutal crimes." Del Toro will direct as well as executive produce, along with Sara Gran, who will also write. Gran is a novelist who also writes for the TNT TV series Southland.
Source: Hollywood Reporter