Studios around the world have been shut down for months due to COVID-19, raising questions about how many new releases we’ll see—or rather won’t see—for the rest of 2020. But FX is already looking ahead to 2021. The network announced its original programming lineup from now through next year, a slate that includes all new shows, docuseries, and TV movies, along with some returning favorites.
It also includes some things that had been originally scheduled for this year. No word on when/if those things will shift to next year. FX is particularly vague on the “when” of everything.
FX shared their 2021 original lineup on Twitter. They include:
A Teacher: a ten-episode limited series starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson. It “explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student, revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships.”
The Old Man: a drama starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, and Amy Brenneman. The movie follows “a former CIA officer, living off the grid” who “finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him.”
Y: The Last Man: starring Diane Lane and based on Brian K. Vaughn’s graphic novel, the series is “set in a post-apocalyptic world” and follows Y, the last surviving male human on the planet.
Untitled B.J. Novak Series: a half-hour anthology series “that uses the boldest issues of our time to tell character-driven stories about the world we live.”
Hip Hop Untold: an all new docuseries “about the power brokers who operate from the shadows of the hip hop industry”
Hysterical: a feature-length documentary “exploring the changing landscape of women in stand-up comedy”
Pride: a docuseries exploring “the complex fight for LGBTQ civil rights.”
A Wilderness of Error: a docuseries looking at “the disturbing case of Jeffrey Macdonald, an army surgeon sent to prison for killing his family.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story: starring Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Clive Owen as Bill Clinton. This time the anthology series will explore the impeachment of the former President.
American Horror Story: the anthology series will return for a 10th season, which will include Macaulay Culkin.
Archer: Sterling Archer, having finally woken up from his long coma, returns in the popular animated series’ 11th season.
Atlanta: star and creator Donald Glover returns for season three of the award-winning series.
Better Things: star, writer, and director Pamela Adlon returns for the show’s fifth season.
Dave: FX’s newest comedy series co-created and starring Dave Burd will return for its sophomore year.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: the gang from Paddy’s Pub will return for an astonishing 15th season.
Pose: the popular series will strut its way to a third season.
Mayans: the Sons of Anarchy spin-off will be back for its third year.
Mr. Inbetween: star Scott Ryan will be back for the show’s third season.
Fargo: season four of Noah Hawley’s anthology series, which will star Chris Rock.
Cake: the half-hour short form comedy showcase will return for its third year
Snowfall: FX’s drama about the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic will be back for its fourth season.
Breeders: the network’s new comedy about parenting starring Martin freeman will return for season 2.
The Weekly: the Pulitzer Prize-winning news documentary series is back for its second year
What We Do in the Shadows: one of the best show’s on television will return for its blood-sucking third season.
Of course, some of these might still end up in 2020. It will all depend on when and how long ago they’ve finished. If there are no delays in seeing these FX programs in 2021 we’ll know things are better everywhere, not just on our TVs.
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