Hannah Fidell’s A Teacher: FX to develop series with Kate Mara to star
According to Deadline, FX is in the process of developing a limited series adaptation based on director Hannah Fidell’s drama film A Teacher. Kate Mara (House Of Cards) has been tapped to star in series and will also serves as an executive producer.
The film follows the story of a female high school teacher who is has a affair with one of her male students. A Teacher is a timely story described as an exploration of consent, abuse of power, victimhood and the inevitable consequences that happen throughout an entire community after the forbidden relationship was exposed.
A Teacher was written and produced by the film’s director Fidell which had its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Fidell will also direct and pen the series adaptation. Mara will be the series’ lead character that was portrayed by Lindsay Burdge in the film.
Back in 2014, the TV adaptation was supposed to be developed by HBO but Fidell ultimately decided to transfer the project to FX Productions. Fidell is also set to executive produce the potential series along with Mara.
Mara is best known for her roles in Netflix’s political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes; and Fantastic Four 2015 reboot which she co-starred with Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. She was recently seen in Ryan Murphy’s FX drama Pose playing the role of Patty Bowes.