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FX gives a pilot order to Alex Garland's new tech-thriller series Devs

03.13.2018

Alex Garland (ANNIHILATION) signed a deal with FX to create new television projects last year, and the network has now given a pilot order to their first collaboration, a tech thriller by the name of Devs. Garland wrote and will direct the pilot, which will follow Lily, a young computer engineer, as she investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco who she believes is also behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

"Devs is a captivating series from Alex Garland, building on his track record of groundbreaking work that challenges our notion of humanity amid the seemingly boundless promise of technology," said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. "We’re all the more thrilled that Alex will direct and executive produce with our partners at DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions." Garland had a few more words to say about the potential series last month while speaking with Fandango, revealing that Devs will shoot later this year and will be an eight-part series.

It’s a sort of science fiction, but it's a much more technology based sci fi whereas Annihilation is a more hallucinogenic form of sci fi and more fantastical form of sci fi. This is slightly more in common with projects I've worked on like Ex Machina or Never Let Me Go, which are taking something about our world now -- not our world in the future, but our world as it is right now -- and then drawing sort of inferences and conclusions from it.

Alex Garland also said that the entirety of the series is "already written [and] my plan at the moment is to direct the eight episodes, but for practical reasons that might not be possible." As I've enjoyed most everything that Garland has given us, from 28 DAYS LATER to ANNIHILATION, I'm absolutely on-board for Devs.

Source: Deadline
Tags: Alex Garland, Devs, FX, TV

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