FX has ordered a TV adaptation of the 2013 film, “A Teacher” with “Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson and Kata Mara.
Hannah Fidell, who wrote and directed the film, will serve in the same capacity for the 10-episode limited series.
“A Teacher” explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student, revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships. Mara will star as the teacher, Claire, with Robinson playing the high-school senior, Eric.
“Working with FX – truly the home of all my favorite shows – on ‘A Teacher’ is a dream come true,” said Fidell. “I couldn’t ask for a more perfect partner who, from day one, has understood and embraced the inherent complexities and nuance required for such subject matter.”
Along with Fidell, “A Teacher” will be executive produced by Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman for Aggregate Films, as well as Mara and Danny Brocklehurst.
“Hannah Fidell is an exceptional filmmaker we have long admired for her intuitive ability to bring complex stories to life with depth and grace,” said Gina Balian, president, original programming, FX Entertainment. “We are thrilled to partner with Hannah, Kate Mara, Michael Costigan, Jason Bateman and Danny Brocklehurst to adapt ‘A Teacher’ into a limited series for FX, with Kate leading an extraordinary cast along with Nick Robinson.”
The 2013 indie film starred Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain.