On the drawing board at HBO: a pilot from newspaper columnists and authors Carl Hiassen and Mike Lupica that centers on a Florida-based pro golfer forced to enter the witness protection program.

Hiassen told Variety:

“Mike’s a golf fiend and the culprit who encouraged me to rediscover the game after 32 years and keep a journal that formed the basis for my book, ‘The Downhill Lie.’ We thought Florida was a great backdrop to superimpose seedy freaks and scumbags, something that appealed to me instantly because they have generated the inspiration for so much of my work.”