We'd heard once or twice before that Channing Tatum might have caught the TV bug, but anyway you look at it, the Magic Mike star's next project is a head-scratcher. Tatum has signed on to produce Iron Fisting, a buddy-cop show set in Romania, as realized by SNL and Animal Practice alum.

The notably bizarre announcement comes from Entertainment Weekly, who specify that the Miami Vice-inspired series, is billed as "as an ’80s Romanian cop show that will follow the adventures of a pair of mismatched policemen partners. The series will poke fun at the buddy cop genre, as the two protagonists strive to protect the Communism of 1980s Romania from the evils of Capitalism."

Huh. There's even a poster:

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The series features the creative talents of Animal Practice duo Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka, while SNL alum and Documentary Now! co-creator Rhys Thomas will direct the fully-financed series. Iron Fisting will be produced independently and shopped to the United States afterward, dubbed in English, with Tatum eyed for some voiceover work.

Well, our days of understanding Iron Fisting are certainly coming to a middle. Just what is Channing Tatum up to?