FX – 2017 PILOTS
Genre: Drama (Anthology)
Description: Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money, “Trust” is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor. The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his Mafia captors are banking on a multimillion-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one?
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Hannah New, Michael Esper…
Created by: Simon Beaufoy. Directed by: Danny Boyle.
Produced by: Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle & Christian Colson.
Studios: FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films & Snicket Films Limited.
Genre: Period Drama
Description: Set in the 1980s, POSE looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world…
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Kate Mara, Evan Peters, Angelica Ross, MJ Rodriguez…
Created by: Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals & Brad Falchuk. Directed by: Ryan Murphy.
Producd by: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Sherry Marsh, Steven Canals, Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk.
Studios: FX Productions & FOX 21 Television.
Description: the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. Sons of Anarchy spin-off.
Cast: JD Pardo, Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, Richard Cabral, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas…
Created by: Kurt Sutter & Elgin James. Directed by: Kurt Sutter.
Produced by: Kurt Sutter & Elgin James.
Studios: FOX 21 Television Studios & FX Productions.
Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)
Description: center on a private-equity manager and his government-appointed compliance monitor.
Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Courtney B. Vance…
Created by: Sarah Burgess. Directed by: Sam Gold.
Produced by: Sarah Burgess, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush & Garrett Basch.
Studios: FX Productions & Scott Rudin Productions.
What We Do In The Shadows
Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)
Description: centered on a documentary crew that followed four vampire roommates — Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr — and their relationship dynamics…
Created by: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi. Based on: 2014 movie. Directed by: TBD.
Produced by: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi.
Description: a young computer engineer, Lily, investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend…
Created by: Alex Garland. Directed by: Alex Garland.
Produced by: Alex Garland & Scott Rudin.
Studios: FX Productions & Scott Rudin Productions.
FX – 2016 PILOTS
Ride or Die
Description: Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis navigate the abject shit-storm that is adulthood.Maxine is an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Max’s dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family and always lets her sing the Aaron Burr parts of Hamilton. Natalie is sharp witted and scientifically inclined, she sells weed and prescription drugs, but blanches at the term “drug dealer.” She wants to be the Sheryl Sandberg of weed…
Cast: Cristin Milioti, Nina Pedrad…
Created by: Cristin Milioti & Nina Pedrad.
Produced by: Cristin Milioti, Nina Pedrad, Charlie Day, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Rob McElhenney & Glenn Howerton.
Studios: FX Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment & RCG Productions.
Genre: Futuristic Comedy
Description: set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society…
Cast: Damon Wayans Jr…
Created by: Sonny Lee.
Produced by: Sonny Lee, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg.
Studios: FX Productions & Point Grey.
Genre: Anthology Drama Series
Description: tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time – Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together.
Cast: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Davis, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Burgess…
Created by: Jaffe Cohen & Michael Zam. Directed by: Ryan Murphy.
Produced by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jaffe Cohen & Michael Zam;
Studios: FOX 21 Television, Ryan Murphy Productions & Plan B
Description: The tribulations of an actress, recently divorced, now single mother.
Cast: Pamela Adlon
Created by: Louis C.K. & Pamela Adlon. Directed by: Louis C.K.
Produced by: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Studios: FX Productions
Untitled Robespierre Project
Description: the adult female friendship of two creative partners — Lou and Viv — as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Gutsy born and raised New Yorkers, Lou and Viv discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car. It’s like Thelma and Louise — but nobody dies.
Cast: Jenny Slate, Ari Graynor…
Created by: Gillian Robespierre & Elisabeth Holm.
Produced by: Jenny Slate, John Hodge, Ravi Nandan, Gillian Robespierre & Elisabeth Holm.
Genre: Period Drama
Description: The beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles as told through the eyes of a young black kid from Compton, a Mexican wrestler and a CIA agent charged with running money to the Contras…
Cast: Damson Idris, Jill Scott, Lauren London, Tim Matheson, Camila Banus…
Created by: John Singleton & Eric Amadio Directed by: John Singleton
Produced by: John Singleton, Eric Amadio, Michael London, Trevor Engelson & Evan Silverberg.
Studios: Underground Films
Description: the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
Cast: Rachel Keller, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Katie Aselton, Amber Mithunder…
Created by: Noah Hawley
Produced by: Noah Hawley, Jeph Loeb, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler, Simon Kinberg & Jim Chory
Studios: Marvel Television & FX Productions
Untitled Tracy Morgan Project
Description: a career criminal is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, the Internet, and self-driving cars.
Cast: Tracy Morgan…
Created by: Jordan Peele & John Carcieri.
Produced by: Jordan Peele, John Carcieri, Tracy Morgan, Eric Tannenbaum & Joel Zadak.
Studios: FX Prods.
Description: Earnest “Earn”, an artistic loner, returns to Atlanta after a failed attempt to realize his artistic aspirations. Upon his return, he discovers his cousin has become Altanta’s hottest new rap act.
Cast: Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Brian Tyree Henry…
Created by: Donald Glover. Directed by: Hiro Murai.
Produced by: Donald Glover, Paul Simms & Dianne McGunigle.
Studios: FX Prods & MGMT Entertainment
FX – PAST PROJECTS
Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll
Description: “Johnny Rock”, a middle-aged rock ‘n roller desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he’s 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early 90’s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His best friend “Flash” was being called the next number one lead guitar player on planet earth. The critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out. But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah – he slept with Flash’s wife. And his bass player’s fiancé. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. Why? Because as his soon-to-be-ex manager Ira Feinbaum tells him: “Johnny, you’re 50, broke and completely anonymous. In rock ‘n roll you know what that makes you? A bartender.” 25 years later the sex might be harder to find, the drugs might be Luvox and Crestor and Cialis – but rock ‘n roll will never die. It just has a bigger prostate.
Cast: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Bobby Kelly & Elizabeth Gillies.
Created by: Denis Leary. Directed by: Michael Blieden (Pilot).
Produced by: Denis Leary & Jim Serpico.
Studios: FX Productions, Fox Television Studios & Apostle Productions.
The Bastard Executioner
Genre: Period Drama
Description: In the 14th century in England, the story of Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge, who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again killing his wife and unborn child, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. He infiltrates his old kingdom that betrayed him, determined to destroy it from the inside…
Cast: Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer, Lee Jones, Sam Spruell, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney and special guest Matthew Rhys…
Created by: Kurt Sutter Directed by: Paris Barclay.
Produced by: Kurt Sutter, Paris Barclay, Francie Calfo & Brian Grazer.
Studios: FX Productions, FOX 21, Imagine Television & Sutter Ink.
Description: After an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality “Joe Abbott” is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills…
Cast: Bill Blurr, Regina King…
Created by: Dave and John Chernin.
Produced by: Dave and John Chernin, Bill Blurr, Glenn Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day & Dave Becky.
Studios: 3 Arts Entertaiment, FX Productions & RCG Productions.
American Crime Story
Genre: Crime Drama
Description: On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman are found stabbed to death outside in Los Angeles. American football player O.J. Simpson is quickly considered as a person of interest in their murders. On June 17, after failing to turn himself in, he becomes the object of a low-speed car pursuit. The pursuit, arrest, and trial were among the most widely publicized events in American history…
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, John Travolta, Sarah Paulson…
Created by: Ryan Murphy & Scott Alexander Directed by: Ryan Murphy (Pilot) Adapted from: Jeffrey Toobin
Produced by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante di Loreto, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson & Larry Karaszewski.
Studios: FOX 21, FX Productions & Ryan Murphy Productions.
Genre: Adventure Drama
Description: In 1813, James Keziah Delaney, a rogue adventurer returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game…
Cast: Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, Ashley Walters, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman, Jefferson Hall, Ed Hogg…
Created by: Steven Knight.
Produced by: Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, Chips Hardy, Ridley Scott, Gene Stein, Kate Crowe & Dean Baker.
Studios: Scott Free Films, Hardy Son & Baker & Sonar Entertainment.
Description: In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown…
Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Jean-Christophe Febbrari, Cyril Niccolail, Salvator Xuereb…
Created by: Jonathan Krisel, Louis CK & Zach Galifianakis Directed by: Jonathan Krisel.
Produced by: Jonathan Krisel, Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, Andrea Pett-Joseph, Blair Breard, Dave Becky & Marc Gurvitz.
Studios: FX Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Brillstein Entertainment & Pig Newton.