According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin-Manuel Miranda is developing a new limited series for FX about “the romantic and creative partnership” between director Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon, with Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams set to star as Fosse and Verdon. Given the many accolades all three of them have earned over the years, it seems like FX is really making a big swing here—possibly because, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, it just lost Ryan Murphy to Netflix. Nothing says “we don’t need you anymore” like getting Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, and Michelle Williams all working together on one show.
The eight-episode series will be directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail with Dear Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson acting as showrunner and writing the pilot episode. In a statement, Nicole Fosse says that her parents “have one of the greatest love stories ever known,” and in addition to focusing on that, the series will involve “the hidden corners of showbiz, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”