FX continues to attract big names as Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are headed to the network to star in a limited series about legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. The upcoming eight-episode series will be produced by Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Levenson is also on board to write the premiere, while Kail will direct.
The upcoming series boasts some impressive talent both in front of and behind the camera. Rockwell is fresh off his Best Supporting Actor win at the Academy Awards for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Meanwhile, Williams has been nominated for an Academy Award four times, three for Best Actress for her performances in Blue Valentine, My Week With Marylin, and Manchester By the Sea, and once for her supporting role in Brokeback Mountain. Miranda’s name certainly carries plenty of weight as well, following the success of Hamilton.
The series will primarily concern itself with Fosse’s (Rockwell) relationship with Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon (Williams), though it will also explore the impact they had on the entertainment industry. Check out a full synopsis of the series below:
“Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, this eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors, she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”
This new series is another example of the wide array of talent FX is capable of attracting, and the similarly varied stories the network is interested in telling. With shows like Pose, Snowfall, Trust, as well as Legion, American Horror Story, the upcoming Mayans MC, Mr. Inbetween, and Y, FX has one of the most eclectic lineups of any network going (and it can certainly give Netflix a run for its money, too). This sounds like it will be another unique addition to the network’s growing catalog.
Source: FX Networks