Dick Wolf, ‘The Pacific’ Duo Developing Major Series About Bloody Origins of Las Vegas

Dick Wolf, the super-producer behind NBC’s Law & Order and Chicago franchises, is taking his next project elsewhere due to its risqué elements.

Wolf is teaming with longtime collaborator Tom Thayer, The Pacific creator Bruce C.

McKenna and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan on American Babylon, an epic TV series about the bloody origins of Las Vegas.

The period drama tells the story of how Las Vegas was built from the perspective of several different characters: Rising mobster Sammy Wise and his iron-willed wife, Esther, who help lead the mob’s takeover of Sin City; Jefferson Delandro, …

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