Jackie Powers (Scott Caan) is a nice guy but a lousy hitman sent to take out a crafty debtor (J.K. Simmons) Jackie only pisses him off. Fleeing the scene Jackie takes bored waitress Lola as a hostage. Jackie needs money to get his son out of jail Lola cooks up a scheme for them to get cash from her dying mother (Virginia Madsen). Meanwhile, a thug sent to kill him is sleeping with Jackie’s ex. Also starring Frank Grillo, this crime comedy is a witty homage to Tarantino and the Coen brothers.
Scripted by Scott Caan and directed by John Swab, One Day As a Lion will be available in select theaters on April 4, 2023, and On Digital and On Demand on April 7, 2023.
The series is created by the same team that brought us Cobra Kai. The cast for Netflix’s Obliterated, which is currently in production from the creators of Cobra Kai, grows even more extensive as eleven actors have joined the upcoming action-comedy series as recurring guest roles, rounding out the ensemble for the show. In a recurring guest role, Carl Lumbly, who previously starred in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Isaiah Bradley, will appear as CIA Director Langdon, the boss and mentor to Ava, played by Shelley Hennig.
Additional cast members of the upcoming series include Virginia Madsen as Marge with Lori Petty, who starred in Orange is the New Black, as Crazy Susan. Keston John, who will be seen later this year in Avatar: The Way of Water, will play Mr. Dugan alongside Clive Standen as Liam and Ivan G’vera as Vlad. Series creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, who previously collaborated on Cobra Kai, will also serve as writers for the series. They also executive produce alongside Dina Hillier of Counterbalance Entertainment.
With the series still in production, no official release date for Obliterated has been set. Check out the official synopsis for the show and Collider’s interview with the series’ creators below.
Obliterated is a high octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, filled with booze, drugs and sex, the team discovers that a bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world.