FX Plots Danny Boyle World War II Miniseries ‘Telemark’
Earlier today FX shored up its limited series (or miniseries, whatever you like) plans for the forthcoming ‘Fargo‘ adaptation, but it seems the cable network has something far grander in mind for the future. Teaming with ‘127 Hours’ and ’28 Days Later’ team Danny Boyle and Christian Colson, FX has begun development of the WW2-set ‘Telemark,’ the true story of an unknown group of heroes sabotaging Hitler’s nuclear ambitions.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, The 10-part series will be scripted by Simon Beaufoy and follow the true story of British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who ultimately took down Hitler’s nuclear development program in the latter years of World War II. Boyle and Colson will executive produce ‘Telemark’ for Cloud Eight/Decibel Films with FX.
“As we all know, some of the very best narrative fiction ever told is currently being created as episodic television,” Beaufoy said of FX’s latest investment. “This incredible story is ideally suited to the slower burn and added complexity that the longer format allows and I can’t wait to get my teeth into this.”
Meanwhile in addition to ‘Fargo’ and ‘Telemark,’ FX continues developing an original rendition of ‘Last of the Mohicans,’ Paul Giamatti‘s ‘Mayflower,’ the Sam Mendes project ‘Grand Hotel, and Stephen Gaghan’s six-part Vietnam War series ‘They Marched Into Sunlight.’ ‘Telemark’ may also end up competing with HBO’s next WW2 mini-series, again developed with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
What say you? Are you interested in FX’s continued push into limited series drama, and the first entry into heavy period WW2 work?