The official trailer for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” has dropped, and it’s full of Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell’s sex and dancing — and lots of sexy dancing. Oh, and so many sets of jazz hands and even some crying.
Based on Sam Wasson’s “Fosse” biography, the eight-episode limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between the director-choreographer Bob Fosse (Rockwell) and the dancer-actress Gwen Verdon (Williams).
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 will “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” producer 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.
Watch the trailer above.