FX announced today that it has placed a pilot order for a drama series created by award-winning writer/director Alex Garland. Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the green light for “Devs.”
Garland wrote the pilot and will direct. He will also executive produce along with DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions, with whom he partnered on the acclaimed feature film “Annihilation” and the Academy Award-winning “Ex Machina.” The pilot will be produced by FX Productions.
“‘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 Schrier. “We’re all the more thrilled that Alex will direct and executive produce with our partners at DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions.”
The project focuses on a young computer engineer, Lily, who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
“Devs” was developed under the overall television production deal that Garland signed with FX Productions in July.
Garland was nominated in 2016 for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, for “Ex Machina.” He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for “Ex Machina.” He also received three BAFTA Award nominations for the film, including Best British Film. His other film work includes “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Dredd” and “Annihilation.”