FX is Getting Paranoid


FX is developing “Paranoid,” an edgy thriller with themes of privacy and spying, from Fight Club screenwriter Jim Uhls.

Variety says the series is described as a modern-day “Parallax View,” centering on a surveillance agent who himself may be spied upon, all set against Patriot Act-America.

The trade adds that “Paranoid” has had a long history, with a number of cable executives privately praising the script for months but also saying it was too dark to put on the air; in one scene, for instance, a man rips open his skin searching for an embedded surveillance device.

Uhls, who co-wrote Fox’s upcoming Jumper, is producing with wife and producing partner Yalda Uhls.