FX has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the upcoming season of the original limited series, Fosse/Verdon. The new trailer doesn’t reveal much about the series but does briefly show Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in character as Bob Fosse and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon.
Filming on the Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions project is currently underway in New York City. The limited series is set to premiere in April 2019 and will consist of eight episodes.
In addition to Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell, the cast of Fosse/Verdon includes Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky and Margaret Qualley as Ann Reinking. Recurring cast members include Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as Neil Simon, Susan Misner as Joan McCracken, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Evan Handler as Hal Prince, and Rick Holmes as Fred Weaver. Paul Reiser is Cy Feuer, Ethan Slater is Joel Grey, Bryon Jennings is George Abbott, and Laura Osnes plays Shirley Maclaine.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, and Erica Kay are producing.
Andy Blankenbuehler and Susan Misner are the series’ choreographers. Nicole Fosse, the daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, is co-executive producing and oversees the limited series on behalf of The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Alex Lacamoire is the show’s Supervising Music Producer.
The Fosse/Verdon Plot:
“Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.”