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[03/09/16 - 11:30 AM]
Getty Family Saga "Trust" Picked Up as New Limited Series for FX
Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money, "Trust" is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.







TRUST (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/9/16
STATUS:
currently in development (2016-2017 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, March 2016) FX has ordered 10 episodes of the first installment of Trust, which will tell the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor. The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn't pay for the return of a loved one? Trust charts the young man's nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it's a prank and decline to investigate. Paul's father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul's grandfather - possibly the richest man in the world - is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He's busy. Only Paul's mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she's broke.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christian Colson as EP
· Danny Boyle as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Simon Beaufoy as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Cloud Eight Films
· Decibel Films
· FX Productions
· Snicket Films Limited