Set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami, the series weaves a complex and exciting narrative, featuring the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. Forced to fund a tech company with dirty money from unsuspecting places while forming ties with a dangerous, Haitian gang, the fight to build a business pales in comparison to the fight to stay alive, especially when there's a vehement FBI agent who wields the power to make or break those he comes in contact with — and not always for the right reasons.
Martin Freeman ("Fargo," "Sherlock") stars as FBI agent Phil Rask, who specializes in financial crimes. Rask crosses paths with Nick Talman, played by Adam Brody ("CHiPS," "The League"), a sharp-and-intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami; but it's not Nick whom Rask is after, it's his father. Nick has a problematic relationship with his wealthy, irresponsible father, who disappears and forces him to stash his ill-gotten gain. Instead of going to the FBI, Nick decides to hide the money by investing in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales, a tech whiz out to change the world, played by Otmara Marrero ("Graceland"). Edi Gathegi ("The Blacklist," "Twilight") also stars as Ronald Dacey — second-in-command of the local Haitian gang. When Ronald discovers that the money he left with Nick's father has vanished, Ronald moves on to the next best thing — his son. An unexpected partnership forms between Ronald, Nick and Izzy which culminates in a dangerous alliance that make them a target for Rask, who plans to take a journey to the very pit of darkness to take down the unsuspecting trio.
The cast also includes Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld," "The Exes") who plays Benedict Blush, a wildly successful entrepreneur with blue collar sensibilities; and Aaron Yoo ("21," "The Tomorrow People") who plays Alex Bell, a premiere tech venture capitalist that everyone wants in their corner.
"StartUp" is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding all serve as executive producers. The series is written by Ben Ketai ("Chosen," "The Forest") who also serves as executive producer and director. Adam Brody and Anne Clements ("Cleaners") serve as producers.