A new show about the Cape Cod heroin epidemic is in the works

The show is called 'P-Town,' and centers around a lesbian federal agent.

PROVINCETOWN, MA. 03/ 11 /13:  A couple of towers,  the Pilgrim Monument left  and the Long Point Lighthouse right on the shoreline off Provincetown at dusk entering into the evening. ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: METRO  TOPIC stand alone photo
The Pilgrim Monument and the Long Point Lighthouse on the shoreline off Provincetown. –David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Starz is developing a new drama set on Cape Cod and focused on the heroin epidemic, according to a report from Deadline.

The show, titled P-Town, follows a lesbian federal agent living in Provincetown. It will be written and produced by Cambridge native Rebecca Cutter (Gotham, The Mentalist) and executive produced by Gary Lennon (Power) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV.

Here’s the show’s synopsis, per Deadline:

P-Town centers on Jackie Quinones, a hard-partying lesbian in Provincetown, MA, aka P-Town; a federal Fishery Service Agent who uses her gun and badge to seduce tourist chicks. She’s none-too-enthusiastically putting in her time until she can draw a federal pension – but everything changes when she discovers a body in Cape Cod Bay, and finds herself at the center of the Cape’s gruesome heroin epidemic.

Cape Cod is just one area of the country that has been affected by the opioid crisis, but its heroin problem has been spotlighted by a premium cable network before. In 2015, the HBO documentary Heroin: Cape Cod, USA followed eight heroin addicts living on the Cape.


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