TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP FACES ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HEAD-ON
NEW POWERFUL MINISERIES PREMIERES TONIGHT ON FX
Fosse/Verdon is an American biographical miniseries starring Academy Awards® winner Sam Rockwell and Academy Awards® nominee Michelle Williams as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, respectively, and tells the story of their troubled personal and professional relationship , based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson, that is set to premiere tonight April 9, 2019, on FX.
Sam Wasson's critically acclaimed biography was sold to FX Network by executive producer George Stelzner, who pursued Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Tommy Kail (Hamilton) to join the project. On July 5, 2018, FX announced an eight-episode order for a television limited-series, to be entitled "Fosse/Verdon," with Sam Rockwell performing the role of Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams performing the role of Gwen Verdon. Tony Award winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) will serve as showrunner for the limited-series and write the first episode, which will be directed by Thomas Kail.
Executive producers of the production include Miranda, Kail, Levenson, Rockwell, Williams, and Stelzner. Additionally, Nicole Fosse, daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, will serve as a co-executive producer. Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights/ Hamilton) will be a co-producer. Production companies will include Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions, Kail's Old 320 Sycamore label and Stelzner's West Egg Studios. On October 25, 2018, it was reported that Kail will direct at least four of the eight episodes of Fosse/Verdon. A day later, it was announced that Joel Fields joined the production as an additional writer and executive producer. On January 23, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere on April 9, 2019.
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- Amy Franklin