Entitled "Upstate," the series, which is being written by Brett C. Leonard and Bob Glaudini, will be produced by Hoffman and Emily Ziff's Cooper's Town Prods and eOne Television. The series, deadline.com states, "centers on recently laid-off Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America to become a correctional officer in a new private prison run for profit. As the town and his family prosper, Roy encounters conflict and danger inside and outside the prison walls." No casting has been announced for the HBO drama.
The series will mark a reunion for Hoffman and Glaudini; the latter wrote Jack Goes Boating, which starred Hoffman Off-Broadway and on film.
Hoffman last appeared on Broadway as James Tyrone, Jr. in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. He garnered a Tony Award nomination for his work. He has also appeared in revivals of True West and Miss Julie. His last New York stage appearance was the Peter Sellars production of Othello at the Public Theater in 2009. He earned an Oscar for "Capote," and nominations for "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Doubt."