Haven’t heard much on this since the initial announcement many months ago… Vin Diesel’s new web series (he’s producing) with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes – an original series about the lives of bouncers; something Vin himself was in a former life. Recall Zoe Saldana signed on the direct at least one episode (including the pilot). Not sure if that’s happened yet, though I assume something of the series has been shot at this point. What I did find is the below behind-the-scenes video put together for the promo photo shoot for show, featuring its cast – a group I don’t think have been formally revealed yet.
I recognize just 1 face in this mix, but, for the life of me, can’t remember the Brotha’s name. Maybe you all can help me out… as well as identify any of the other faces you see in the video below. I should note that the initial announcement of the series said that the plan was to cast real-life bouncers who can also act, or actors, like Diesel, who have had experience as bouncers at one time or another in their lives; the goal being to make the series as authentic as possible. I’m actually curious about this series; It’s been expected to debut this month, but I haven’t seen any confirmation of that anywhere… yet. But now that I’ve been reminded of it, I’ll be on alert… Here’s the clip: