Paramount might not have been able to see how great director Alex Garland’s work is, but it looks like FX does: the network has given a pilot order to his new show Devs.
The news comes off the back of the intensely positive reaction to Garland’s latest film Annihilation, which was given a modest US theatrical release and moved to Netflix at the last minute everywhere else.
Garland (Ex Machina) has already written the pilot for Devs and is set to direct, as well as executive produce alongside DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions. FX Productions is producing.
Devs will follow a young computer engineer called Lily as she investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company in San Francisco, which she thinks may be behind her boyfriend’s disappearance.
Just going by that description, it’s currently unclear whether or not the pilot will be science fiction or just flat-out drama, but as it’s coming from Alex Garland we’re presuming the former.
“Devs is a captivating series from Alex Garland, building on his track record of groundbreaking work that challenges our notion of humanity amid the seemingly boundless promise of technology,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “We’re all the more thrilled that Alex will direct and executive produce with our partners at DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions.”
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