A Teacher Featurette Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of FX’s New Miniseries
FX has released the first-look featurette for creator Hannah Fidell’s forthcoming limited series A Teacher, featuring interviews by leads Kate Mara and Nick Robinson along with Fidell as they talk about the characters and explain the new drama’s controversial story. The miniseries is scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, November 10 on FX on Hulu with the first three episodes. After its debut, the remaining seven episodes will premiere once weekly on Tuesdays. Check out the video in the player below!
In A Teacher series, beautiful and quietly enigmatic, Claire is the newest teacher at Westerbrook High School. Dissatisfied in her marriage to her college sweetheart Matt Mitchell (Ashley Zukerman), distant from her brother Nate Wilson (Adam David Thompson) and desperate for connection, she quickly befriends fellow teacher, Kathryn Sanders (Marielle Scott). Claire’s life changes when Eric, a charming all-American senior in her English class, takes an unexpected interest in her. Popular and outgoing, Eric is the captain of the soccer team and nearly inseparable from his best friends, Logan Davis (Shane Harper) and Josh Smith (Dylan Schmid).
Everything seems perfect on the surface, but Eric is forced to juggle the pressures of school, applying for college and a part-time job, all while helping take care of his two younger brothers so his mother Sandy (Rya Ingrid Kihlstedt) can support the family. Claire and Eric discover an undeniable connection that allows them to escape their individual realities, but their relationship accelerates faster than either could anticipate. The permanent damage left in the wake of Claire and Eric’s illicit affair becomes impossible for them, and their friends and family, to ignore.
Based on writer-director Hannah Fidell’s 2013 drama film of the same name, the miniseries will star Kate Mara (House Of Cards) as Claire and Nick Robinson (Love Simon) as Eric. It will also be written and directed by Fidell, who is also executive producing with Mara.
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 limited series along with Mara, Danny Brocklehurst (Safe, Ordinary Lies), Michael Costigan (Brokeback Mountain) and Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films (Ozark, Outsider).