Jigsaw: Giancarlo Esposito, Tati Gabrielle to Star in Heist Drama For Netflix

Giancarlo and Tati Gabrielle are among eight cast in Jigsaw, an action heist drama inspired by the seventy billion dollars that went missing during Hurricane Sandy.

Created by Eric Garcia, Jigsaw tracks the planning and execution of a massive heist from decades before to a year after it happens. Paz Vega and Rufus Sewell will lead the series alongside Esposito. Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Niousha Noor round out the cast.

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Jigsaw will span 24 years as it tells the story of the largest heist ever attempted and the vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals that surround it. It’s loosely inspired by a real-life story in which $70 billion in bearer bonds on Wall Street were endangered by flood waters from Hurricane Sandy.

Netflix will experiment with nonlinear programming to this story. According to sources viewers will be able to choose in which order they watch episodes leading up to a finale that wraps up the story (Paramount+’s series Interrogation, released last year, used a similar format).

Esposito will play Leo Pap, a natural leader and veteran thief who can’t stay away from the game. Gabrielle will play Hannah Kim, an intelligent adaptable woman who flows between the worlds of high finance and crime.

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Vega is cast as Ava Mercer, an attorney who will do anything to protect the few people close to her. Sewell  plays Roger Salas, a thief turned security expert.

Kendall plays Stan Loomis, a small-time smuggler who’s loyal to a fault. Courtney stars as Bob Goodwin, an alpha male safecracker. Noor plays Nazan Abassi, an FBI agent driven to bring down the crew of thieves.

Garcia is the showrunner and executive produces with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions; Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Justin Levy of Automatik Entertainment; and Russell Fine. José Padilha (Narcos) will direct the first two episodes.

Jigsaw is currently filming at Netflix Studios in Brooklyn, making it the first production at the company’s new Bushwick studio.

Jose Padilha will direct the first two episodes.

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