Alphaville is executive produced by Ridley, Lee, De Niro and his producing partner Jane Rosenthal. Tribeca Prods. will produce.
The ensemble drama, set in the ‘80s, will chronicle Alphabet City's gritty and tumultuous past before it became the gentrified East Village.
Along with its growing bohemian and celebrity population, the neighborhood was plagued by illegal drug activity and violent crime.
Local tensions culminated in the Tompkins Square Park riot of 1988, in which police clashed with anarchists and homeless activists.