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.
12 Podcasts That Should Be Turned Into TV Shows (Photos)
- 99% Invisible
- "The Black Tapes"
- "Hardcore History"
- "Hello from the Magic Tavern"
- "How Did This Get Made"
- "Judge John Hodgman"
- "Pod Save America"
- "Special Guest With Lauren Lapkus"
- "This American Life"
- "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me"
- "Alice Isn't Dead"
Which ones can translate the best into a visual medium? We broke down some of our favorites
With a slew of recent podcast-to-TV adaptations -- from "My Brother, My Brother, and Me" to "Startup" to "2 Dope Queens" -- the industry is primed for even more. With so many podcasts to choose from, which ones should get the small screen treatment? We looked at ones that make for the best long-form series that tackle a unique subject and that have the elements to translate into a visual medium. Here are our picks.