Margo Martindale and Chris Diamantopoulos helm the Syrup Heist Amazon Show

Margo Martindale and Chris Diamantopoulos have been cast in the lead roles in upcoming Amazon series The Sticky, Variety has exclusively learned.

The show was originally ordered from Amazon back in April 2022. As previously reported, the series is inspired by the true story of The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist. The actual heist involved the theft of $18 million (CAD) of Quebec’s national maple syrup, which accounts for more than 70% of the world’s maple syrup supply.

In the official logline of the half-hour comedy series, “‘The Sticky’ centers on Ruth Clarke (Martindale), a badass, middle-aged, highly competent Canadian maple syrup farmer who is fed up with being constrained by the polite, bureaucratic conventions of of their country’s identity. Especially now that this very bureaucracy is threatening to take everything she loves from her: her farm, her comatose husband, and her right to freedom. With the help of Remy Bouchard, a local dope, and Mike Byrne (Diamantopoulos), a low-level mobster, Ruth changes her fortunes — and changes the future of her community by stealing millions of dollars worth of maple syrup.”

Martindale is an acclaimed character actress who has won three Emmys for Guest Actress in a Drama Series throughout her career – two for The Americans and one for Justified. Her recent and upcoming films include the film “Cocaine Bear”, “Your Honor” on Showtime, “The Accused” on Fox, “Mrs. Davis” on Peacock and “The Watcher” on Netflix. She also voiced a memorable, heavily fictionalized version of herself in the hit Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman.

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It is repeated by Gersh and Peikoff Mahan.

Diamantopoulos is perhaps best known for his role on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, in which he played Russ Hanneman. Next, he will also appear in “Mrs. Davis” on Peacock alongside Martindale and in the film “Red Notice” on Netflix. His other previous work includes The Sopranos, True Story, Arrested Development and Hannibal. He also voiced nearly 40 episodes of the popular adult animated comedy American Dad.

He is represented by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment, Jill Fritzo PR and Goodman Genow.

The Sticky was created by Brian Donovan and Ed Herro, who also serve as executive producers. Megamix’s Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer also executive produce along with: Jamie Lee Curtis for Comet Pictures; Josée Vallée and Bruno Dubé for Sphere Media Inc.; and Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television. Lauren Grant is co-executive producer. Russell Goldman is Associate Producer for Comet Pictures.