Fosse/Verdon

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Fosse/Verdon
GenreDrama
Based onFosse
by Sam Wasson
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Erica Kay
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseApril 2019 (2019-04)

Fosse/Verdon is an upcoming American biographical miniseries, based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson, that is set to premiere on FX.

Premise[edit]

Fosse/Verdon tells the story of "the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a 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."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

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Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On July 5, 2018, it was announced that FX had given a series order consisting of eight episodes to a television miniseries adaptation of Sam Wasson's biography of Bob Fosse, Fosse. Steven Levenson was expected to serve as showrunner for the series and write the first episode, which was set to be directed by Thomas Kail. Executive producers were slated to consist of Levenson, Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, and George Stelzner. Additionally, Nicole Fosse was set to serve as a co-executive producer and Andy Blankenbuehler as a co-producer. Production companies were expected to include Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.[1] On October 25, 2018, it was reported that Kail would direct a total of four of the eight episodes of the series.[2] A day later, it was announced that Joel Fields had joined the production as an additional writer and executive producer.[3]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams had been cast in the lead roles of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, respectively.[1] On November 19, 2018, it was announced Margaret Qualley and Norbert Leo Butz had been cast in series regular roles and that Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianca Marroquín, Kelli Barrett, Evan Handler, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater, Byron Jennings, and Laura Osnes had joined the cast cast in a recurring capacity.[4]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series commenced in November 2018 in New York City, New York and was expected to last until March 2019.[2][5]

Release[edit]

On January 6, 2019, a teaser trailer for the series was released.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Goldberg, Lesley (July 24, 2018). "Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell Team for Fosse-Verdon Series at FX". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Suzy (October 25, 2018). "Steven Levenson and Mike Faist on Teaming Up Again for 'Days of Rage'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (October 26, 2018). "'The Americans' Producer Joel Fields Joins FX's Fosse-Verdon Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (November 19, 2018). "'Fosse/Verdon' FX Limited Series Rounds Out Cast; Norbert Leo Butz & Margaret Qualley Set As Series Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Welch, Rebecca (November 14, 2018). "Chris Evans' Next Adventure Is Casting Now". Backstage. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (January 6, 2019). "Sam Rockwell-Michelle Williams FX Series 'Fosse/Verdon' Unveils First Teaser". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

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