23 January, 2019Print
FX Announces Premiere Date For Fosse/VerdonLimited Series Starring Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams and a Stellar Cast Will Premiere Tuesday, April 9
From Award-Winning Producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields
Who All Are Executive Producers; Nicole Fosse Serves As Co-Executive Producer
LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2019 – FX’s highly-anticipated Fosse/Verdon limited series will premiere Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks.
Fosse/Verdon is an eight-episode limited series from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City.
Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, Fosse/Verdon 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.
Fosse/Verdon stars four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell – who recently received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Vice – as Bob Fosse. Norbert Leo Butz and Margaret Qualley also star, along with a stellar recurring cast that includes Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianca Marroquin, Kelli Barrett, Evan Handler, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater and Byron Jennings.
Kail, Levenson, Miranda, Fields, Rockwell, Williams and George Stelzner are Executive Producers of the limited series that is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Levenson wrote the premiere episode, which was directed by Kail. Actress, dancer and producer Nicole Fosse, and daughter of Fosse and Verdon, serves as Co-Executive Producer and oversees The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Co-Producer Andy Blankenbuehler is serving as a Choreographer, as is Susan Misner. Erica Kay serves as Producer, and acclaimed composer and arranger Alex Lacamoire is serving as Supervising Music Producer.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 89 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and Mr Inbetween; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD and the upcoming Devs, Fosse/Verdon, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets and Better Things, and the upcoming What We Do in the Shadows and Breeders; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.
ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces the drama series Snowfall and co-produces Legion, Taboo, Pose, Mayans M.C. and Mr Inbetween; FX’s acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Atlanta, Baskets and Better Things, and the upcoming comedies What We Do in the Shadows and Breeders. For FXX, FXP produces the hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and the Emmy Award-winning animated series Archer. FXP also produces the upcoming limited series Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America, and co-produces the limited series Fargo, American Crime Story and the upcoming Fosse/Verdon. Past award-winning series co-produced by FXP include The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Damages and Rescue Me. Since 2014, FXP-produced programs have received 171 Emmy® Award nominations and won 38 Emmy® Awards.
ABOUT FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (with FX Productions) as well as its follow-up “The Assassination of Gianni Versace;” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin; the critically acclaimed “The Americans” (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell; the blockbuster “Sons of Anarchy” as well as its follow-up “Mayans M.C.” from co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James; “Queen of the South,” executive produced by David T. Friendly; “Pose” from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh, with Steven Canals as co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay as producers; and the Emmy-nominated “Genius: Einstein,” its follow-up “Genius: Picasso” and the upcoming installment “Genius: Mary Shelley.” Additional upcoming projects include “The Hot Zone” based on Richard Preston’s international best-seller, and the ‘Fosse/Verdon’ limited series from Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Joel Fields and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fox 21 Television Studios shows have amassed a collective 95 Emmy nominations and 29 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards.