FX has handed out a pilot order to the anthology series “Platform” from “The Office” alum B.J. Novak, the network said Monday.
Lucas Hedges, Jon Bernthal, Kaitlyn Dever, Boyd Holbrook, O’Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace and Ed Asner have signed on to star in the project, which is described as “an anthological television series that uses the boldest issues of our times as a jumping off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.”
Novak will serve as writer, director and executive producer. Production on the pilot began on Monday.
Novak has previously juggled multiple roles on one project, having served as writer, director, executive producer and actor on both “The Office” and Mindy Kaling’s follow-up series “The Mindy Project.” As an actor, he most recently starred in the Ray Kroc biopic “The Founder” and made a few brief appearances in the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
He has also authored a pair of children’s books, as well as the short story collection “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” for Alfred A. Knopf.
Deadline first reported the news.