Wyrd: Matthew Rhys to Star in FX’s Alien Drama Series
It has been two years since The Americans concluded its six-season run last 2018, and now Deadline brings word that Emmy Award-winning actor Matthew Rhys has finally set up his reunion project with FX as he officially signs on for the leading role in the network’s upcoming sci-fi drama series titled Wyrd. Inspired by Dark Horse’s comic novel of the same name, Rhys will also be serving as an executive producer along with Golden Globe winner and wife Keri Russell (The Americans, Felicity).
The Wyrd series is the story of the ultimate immigrant, an extraterrestrial in exile. It centers on Wyrd (Rhys) who was sent to earth in an attempt to better understand humanity. When his people don’t come back for him, he’s forced to assimilate – all while investigating paranormal activity and searching for a way home.
The series is written by Sheldon Turner. Joining Rhys and Russell as executive producers are Turner and Jennifer Klein through their Vendetta Productions banner along with Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Chris Tongue. The project is a co-production between 20th Television and FX Prods.
First published in 2019, the original comic book series of was created by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso. It follows the story of Pitor Wyrd, who is described as an invincible and never-aging private detective who helps the U.S. government with solving strange situations or problems for a good fee.
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