DirecTV takes a walk down Navy St

Endemol Studios is building the cast for DirecTV’s original drama Navy St (working title).

Joanna Going has joined Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas, Matt Lauria, Kiele Sanchez and Jonathan Tucker on the show, which is set in modern-day Los Angeles against the high-stakes world of professional mixed martial arts.

Navy St follows a former MMA champion striving to keep his training facility financially afloat while struggling to connect with his two eldest sons and his estranged wife.

The ten-part series was created by Byron Balasco, who is also the showrunner and executive producer.

Production will begin on May 5, ahead of Navy St’s launch on Audience Network this autumn.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution holds international distribution rights.