FX Has Ordered a Pilot from Annihilation Director Alex Garland

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FX has ordered a pilot from Annihilation and Ex Machina director Alex Garland

FX has ordered a pilot from Annihilation and Ex Machina director Alex Garland

FX has placed a pilot order for Devs, a drama series created by award-winning writer/director Alex Garland, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

Garland wrote the pilot and will direct as well as Executive Produce along with DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions with whom he partnered with 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.”

In Devs, a young computer engineer, Lily, 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, for the feature. Garland has worked in film and books and video games since the publication of his first novel, The Beach. His other film work includes 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, and Annihilation.

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