‘Crimetown’ Podcast in the Works as an FX Series From ‘The Jinx’ Team

Hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier will pen adaptation

FX is developing the “Crimetown” podcast as a scripted series.

The project will be written by hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, who are also behind HBO’s “The Jinx.” Ted Melfi (“Hidden Figures”) has been tapped to direct.

Executive producers are Smerling, Stuart-Pontier, Melfi, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

The podcast from Gimlet Media centers on the impact of organized crime and corruption on the city of Providence, R.I.

This follows HBO’s announcement in August that it is turning the podcast “2 Dope Queens” into a series of specials.