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FX must have liked the pilot it ordered from Annihilation and Ex Machina director Alex Garland back in March, because today the network announced that it’s picked up Garland’s tech-world thriller Devs as one of its signature limited series. This will be Garland’s first major foray into TV; he’s already written the scripts for all eight episodes and has committed to directing them as well, according to a press release. Here’s how the network describes the plot of the series:

In Devs, a young computer engineer, Lily Chan, investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, who she believes are behind the murder of her boyfriend.


FX has also announced the cast for Devs, which, in an intriguing villainous turn, includes Nick Offerman as Forest, the CEO of cutting-edge tech company Amaya who’s obsessed with the covert operations of his company’s “development division.” Ex Machina and Crazy Rich Asians’ Sonoya Mizuno will star as Lily Chan, with Jin Ha as her ex-boyfriend Jamie, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Cailee Spaeny as employees of Amaya’s sinister dev department, and Alison Pill rounding out the cast as Forest’s second-in-command.

Devs will disrupt the premium network’s paradigm sometime next year.

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