Johnny Depp returns to the screen with a documentary series on the drug trade

After emerging victorious from his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, things seem to be getting back to normal professionally for actor Johnny Depp. After a grueling six-week libel trial, the actor who is now focused on his derailed career is ready to make a return to the screen with a docuseries Boston George. The upcoming project is based on drug dealer and smuggler George Jacob Jung.

According to Deadline, the series is set to premiere on the Fandor streaming service on July 22. The five-part series features a number of interviews with Johnny Depp, who played the late Jung in the 2001 film. Blow. The upcoming project will mark the actor’s return to the screen since the end of his lengthy US lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp returns to the screen with a documentary series

According to the international outlet, the series is described by Depp as “a very charming outlaw”. Boston-Georges explores Jung’s life on drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and being an outlaw. Jung, who died last year, reunited with several acquaintances from all walks of life, including Depp, author Bruce Porter, his partner Ronda Clay Spinello, his friend Waino Tuominen and former undercover DEA agent Tom Tinnerington, while revealing the true story of the late smuggler. .

Deadline reported that after the long-awaited series premiere, the streaming platform plans to release one episode a week every Friday. Cinedigm will make each episode available on TVOD the day after its premiere.

Learn more about Boston George

Jung, also known as Boston George and El Americano, was a major figure in the cocaine trade in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. George and his partner Carlos Leader smuggled cocaine in the United States for the Colombian cartel of Medellin. He was later sentenced to 70 years in prison in 1994 for conspiracy, but was released in 2014. Work on the series based on his life began a few years ago, but Jung’s death in 2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic just caused hurdles in the filming process.
Meanwhile, apart from this project, the actor will share a cryptic post featuring the black and white photo of Austrian-American actor Hedy Lamarr who starred in several Hollywood movies, and captioned it “Soon…X”.

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