FX has set the premiere date for “Fosse/Verdon,” its upcoming limited series about the creative and romantic partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the titular roles.
The eight-episode show will debut Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks, announced Wednesday.
Based on Sam Wasson’s “Fosse” biography, the series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between the director-choreographer Fosse and the dancer-actress Verdon.
Per FX’s official description: “He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors, she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment — at a perilous cost.”
“Fosse/Verdon” will feature Fosse’s choreography and “explore the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”
Along with Williams and Rockwell, the cast includes Norbert Leo Butz as playwright Paddy Chayefsky, Margaret Qualley as theater actress Ann Reinking, Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as playwright Neil Simon and Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli.
“Fosse/Verdon” comes from executive producers Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail, with Steven Levenson and “The Americans” Joel Fields producing.
Rockwell, Williams, and George Stelzner will also executive produce the series, which hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Levenson, will serve as showrunner and wrote the premiere episode, which will be directed by Kail.
Actress, dancer and producer Nicole Fosse — the daughter of Fosse and Verdon — will serve as co-executive producer and oversees The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Co-producer Andy Blankenbuehler is the show’s choreographer.
“Fosse/Verdon” premieres April 9 at 10/9c on FX.