AceShowbiz - Sylvester Stallone is developing a new TV series based on the exploits of a police force which tried to clean up the mean streets of early 1900s New York City.
The "Rocky" star is working with bosses at the History network to bring his vision to life as drama series "The Tenderloin".
The movie star will executive produce the project and direct multiple episodes, according to Deadline.
"The Tenderloin" is based on the true story of Charles Becker, a New York cop who policed the violent neighbourhood known as The Tenderloin.
"Becker and his squad were dirty cops, but at the same time tried to impose order in a city controlled by gangs," a teaser reads. "After some dramatic developments, Becker wound up the first and only policeman in U.S. history to be executed for murder."
History channel head of programming Eli Lehrer, adds, "This is a passion project for Sylvester, who has discovered new facts on Becker's case that shed new light on this infamous anti-hero. We look forward to joining forces with him to bring this incredible story to History audiences."