Sandstorm would tell the story of the late Libyan dictator, who seized power in a coup at age 29 and ruled the East African country for decades until he was murdered by his own people in 2011. Bloodline's Carter Harris is set to write the series with Clash director Mohamed Diab set to direct. According to Deadline, "the aim of Sandstorm is to tell the sprawling life story Gaddafi and Libya’s evolution under his reign, in the style that fact-based drama Narcos did to Pablo Escobar. Gaddafi rose from being the penniless son of an illiterate Bedouin goat herder to the young leader of Libya after King Idris was deposed in a bloodless coup. Among the many things he did was rearrange the relationship that oil rich Middle Eastern countries held with global petroleum corporations, often antagonizing his Saudi Arabian and Iranian neighbors."