While it’s true that Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Apple seem to be snatching up all the big-name talent for their television ventures, FX is out there making moves as well. And today, we found out that one of their biggest moves to date is their partnership with acclaimed filmmaker Alex Garland on the new series “Devs.”
Garland has discussed his upcoming sci-fi/thriller series previously, but today FX has announced that they are moving forward on “Devs” and will premiere all eight episodes in 2019. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker will stay on board to write and direct the entire run of the limited series. Garland is most well-known for his films “Ex Machina” and the recent, amazing “Annihilation.”
“After reading all 8 scripts and hearing Alex’s brilliant vision and commitment to direct all of the epsiodes, it was an easy decision to order ‘Devs’ to series.” said CEO of FX Networks and FX Produtions, John Landgraf. “Alex is a visionary artist who with his partners has put together a stellar cast. We are grateful to Alex, Andrew, Allon, Scott, Eli and the brilliant casting team led by Carmen Cuba.”
The series will follow a young computer engineer, Lily Chan, who begins to investigate her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, after the murder of her boyfriend. She believes the company’s secret development division are potentially behind the crime.
‘Devs’ will star Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny and Alison Pill.
No official release date has been set, but as mentioned above, “Devs” is scheduled to hit TV screens sometime in 2019.