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[12/10/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Productions and FX Networks Reaches New Overall Deal with "Fargo" Creator Noah Hawley
Under the deal, Hawley will develop numerous new projects while remaining the Creator and Showrunner of the Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Winning Limited Series "Fargo."

[via press release from FX]

FX PRODUCTIONS AND FX NETWORKS REACHES NEW OVERALL DEAL WITH "FARGO" CREATOR NOAH HAWLEY

Three-Year Deal to See Hawley Develop Numerous New Projects In Addition to the Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Winning Limited Series Fargo

Ambitious Development Slate includes Legion, Cat's Cradle, Hellhound on his Trail, and The Hot Rock

Fargo's Second Installment Today Received Three Golden Globe Nominations, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2015 - Emmy(R)-winning Executive Producer and writer Noah Hawley has reached a new three-year overall production deal with FX Productions and FX Networks, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. Under the deal, Hawley will develop numerous new projects while remaining the Creator and Showrunner of the Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Winning Limited Series Fargo.

"In a remarkably short time, Noah has proven himself to be one of the best writers and showrunners in television with the stunning, back-to-back success of the Fargo franchise," Landgraf said. "He loves to challenge himself creatively and has a gift for making complex stories engaging and entertaining. We are excited to continue to work closely with Noah and offer all the support he needs to fully realize his vision for these new projects."

The second installment of Fargo, which concludes Monday night, today received three Golden Globe nominations - Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Kirsten Dunst), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Patrick Wilson). In addition, Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television series of 2015 on Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and ranked #1 among all shows this year in the fifth-annual HitFix Critics' Television Poll. FX has ordered a third year of Fargo.

The first year of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, as well as two Golden Globe awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The current installment of Fargo concludes Monday, December 14 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX with the episode titled "Palindrome" in which Peggy and Ed make a run for it. The episode is written by Noah Hawley and directed by Adam Arkin.

In addition to Fargo, Hawley currently has the following projects under development with FX Productions and FX Networks:

LEGION
Studio: FX Productions / Marvel Television
Noah Hawley (EP/W)
Lauren Shuler Donner (EP)
Bryan Singer (EP)
Simon Kinberg (EP)
Jeph Loeb (EP)
Jim Chory (EP)
John Cameron (EP)
Logline: Since he was a teenager, David Haller has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

CAT'S CRADLE
Studio: FX Productions
Noah Hawley (W/EP)
John Cameron (EP)
Mark Stern / IMG (EP)
Brad Yonover (Co-EP)
Sandi Love (Co-EP)
Logline: As a writer researches the background for his book on the atomic bomb, he learns of the bomb's inventor Dr. Felix Hoenikker, and his most lethal invention "ice-nine," a substance that can freeze every bit of water on earth. Based on: CAT'S CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut.

HELLHOUND ON HIS TRAIL
Studio: FX Productions
Noah Hawley (EP)
John Cameron (EP)
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark / Bluegrass Films (EPs)
Alex Woo (W/EP)
Hampton Sides (Consultant)
Logline: The piecing together of James Earl Ray's violent and haphazard journey towards Memphis and the sixty-five day search for King's assassin that lead investigators across two continents, sparking the largest manhunt in American history. Based on: HELLHOUND ON HIS TRAIL by Hampton Sides

THE HOT ROCK
Studio: FX Productions
Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi (W/EP)
Noah Hawley (EP) and John Cameron (EP)
Barry Josephson (EP)
Jay Landers (Producer)
Logline: Robbery caper drama based on the book and movie, THE HOT ROCK.

ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS

FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series Louie and the upcoming Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the limited series Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries; the upcoming limited series American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2015, FXP shows combined to deliver 17 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series (Louie) and Outstanding Animated Program (Archer).

ABOUT FX NETWORKS

FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 93 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in more than 79 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 54 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.





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· CAT'S CRADLE (FX)
· FARGO (FX)
· HELLHOUND ON HIS TRAIL (FX)
· HOT ROCK, THE (FX)
· LEGION (FX)





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