Saturday, January 1, 2022

FX - Upcoming Shows


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)


AMERICAN LOVE STORY
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The anthology format focuses on a prominent event involving a sports figure and re-examines it through the prism of today's world, telling that story from multiple perspectives. The first installment will chart the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explore the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture. Based on the podcast "Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc" from the Boston Globe and Wondery.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Stu Zicherman; EP Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Brad Falchuk, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Linda Pizutti Henry, Ira Napoliello
  • Studio: FX Productions, 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The anthology format details sweeping true love stories that captured the world's attention. The first installment will depict the whirlwind courtship and marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. What started out as a beautiful union for the young couple, widely regarded as American royalty, began to fray under the stress of the relentless microscope and navel gaze of tabloid media. The pressures of their careers and rumored family discord ended with their tragic deaths when his private plane crashed into the ocean on a hazy summer night off the coast of Massachusetts.
  • Cast:
  • Team: EP Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall
  • Studio: FX Productions, 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2023

THE BEAR
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young chef returns to Chicago to run the family restaurant.
  • Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Abby Elliott, Liza Colón-Zayas, Edwin Gibson (recurring) Matty Matheson (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Christopher Storer; EP Hiro Murai, Joanna Calo, Nate Matteson, Josh Senior
  • Studio: FX Productions, Super Frog
  • Premieres: June 23, 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in a near future where the U.S. criminal justice system has been transformed by artificial intelligence, a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and our legacy.
  • Cast: Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara, Raúl Castillo, Jake McDorman, Sepideh Moafi, Brian J. Smith, Jon Jon Briones, Brooke Smith, Rosalind Eleazar
  • Team: W/EP Tom Rob Smith; EP Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson; P Nellie Reed; D/EP Sunu Gonera
  • Studio: FX Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Recently separated 40-something Toby Fleishman dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth, before he got married at the tail-end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife Rachel disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends, a promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming, and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer, he realizes that he'll never be able to figure out what happened to Rachel until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place. Based on the novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
  • Cast: Jesse EisenbergLizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, Adam Brody, Maxim Jasper Swinton, Meara Mahoney Gross, Joy Suprano (recurring), Michael Gaston (recurring), Ralph Adriel Johnson (recurring), Brian Miskell (recurring), Christian Slater (recurring), Josh Radnor (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Taffy Brodesser-Akner; EP Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly; D/EP Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: 2022

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed "Pip." Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle, Matt Berry
  • Team: W/EP Steven Knight; EP Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe, Mona Qureshi; D/EP Lucy Forbes
  • Studio: FX Productions, BBC Studios, Scott Free Productions, Hardy Son & Baker
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who's already slipped through the fingers of Detroit's finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell's lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive. Based on the novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard.
  • Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, Victor Williams, Vivian Olyphant
  • Team: W/EP/D Michael Dinner; W/EP Dave Andron; EP Timothy Olyphant, Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore, Chris Provenzano
  • Studio: FX Productions, Sony Pictures Television
  • Premieres: 2023

KINDRED
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young Black woman and aspiring writer has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are most surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood. Based on the novel by Octavia E. Butler.
  • Cast: Mallori JohnsonMicah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, David Alexander Kaplan, Sheria Irving, Sophina Brown
  • Team: W/EP Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; EP Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Ernestine Walker, Merrilee Heifetz; D/EP Janicza Bravo
  • Studio: FX Productions, Protozoa Pictures
  • Premieres: 2023

    • Genre: Drama
    • Logline: Dan Chase is a retired CIA officer who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past. Based on the novel by Thomas Perry.
    • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John LithgowAmy BrennemanAlia ShawkatLeem Lubany, E.J. Bonilla, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck, Navid Negahban (recurring), Pej Vahdat (recurring)
    • Team: W/EP Jon Steinberg, Robert Levine; EP Jeff Bridges, Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz, David Schiff; D/EP Jon Watts
    • Studio: 20th Television, The Littlefield Company
    • Premieres: June 16, 2022

    • Genre: Limited Series
    • Logline: A psychotherapist finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
    • Cast: Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleeson, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi, Andrew Leeds, David Alan Grier (recurring)
    • Team: W/EP Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields; EP Steve Carell, Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu; D/EP Chris Long
    • Studio: FX Productions
    • Premieres: August 30, 2022

    • Genre: Limited Series
    • Logline: Based on the 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol by legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, the series moves from West London's council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the Bollocks, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.
    • Cast: Toby Wallace, Maisie Williams, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, Jacob Slater, Fabien Frankel, Dylan Llewellyn, Sydney Chandler, Emma Appleton
    • Team: W/EP Craig Pearce, Frank Cottrell Boyce; EP Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman; D/EP Danny Boyle
    • Studio: FX Productions, wiip
    • Premieres: May 31, 2022

    • Genre: Limited Series
    • Logline: Gen Z amateur sleuth Darby Hart and 11 other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a Retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must fight to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.
    • Cast: Emma Corrin, Brit Marling, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raul Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad, Javed Khan, Daniel Olson (recurring), Britian Seibert (recurring)
    • Team: W/EP/D Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij; EP Andrea Sperling
    • Studio: FX Productions
    • Premieres: 2022

          • Genre: Limited Series
          • Logline: English sailor John Blackthorne ends up shipwrecked in feudal Japan circa 1600. He eventually becomes a confidant of Lord Toronaga, a powerful daimyo (feudal lord). Based on James Clavell's novel.
          • Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Tadanobu Asano, Fumi Nikaido, Tokuma Nishioka, Takehiro Hira, Ako, Shinnosuke Abe, Yasunari Takeshima, Hiroto Kanai, Toshi Toda, Hiro Kanagawa, Nestor Carbonell, Yuki Kura, Tommy Bastow, Moeka Hoshi, Yoriko Doguchi, Yuka Kouri
          • Team: W/EP Justin Marks, Rachel Kondo; EP Michael De Luca, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Michaela Clavell; Co-EP Shannon Goss; D/EP Jonathan van Tulleken
          • Studio: FX Productions, DNA Television
          • Premieres: 2022

          • Genre: Limited Series
          • Logline: The behind-the-scenes story of Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers' quest to bring a championship to one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports during the impending downfall of the team's owner, Donald Sterling, whose notoriously racist behavior is brought to light amid the power struggle between his wife of 60+ years, Shelly Sterling, and his mistress, V. Stiviano.
          • Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Jacki Weaver, Ed O'Neill 
          • Team: W/EP Gina Welch; EP Ramona Shelburne, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson; P Nellie Reed, Rembert Browne; D/EP Kevin Bray
          • Studio: FX Productions, Color Force
          • Premieres: 2023