FOX Premium announces the acquisition of broadcast rights in Latin America for the new series Fosse / Verdon. The musical overproduction that explores the relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon can be enjoyed in Brazil during the second half of 2019 only on FOX Premium. Fosse / Verdon debuts in Brazil on FOX Premium 1 on August 30 at 10:30 pm.
Bob Fosse, played by the Oscar® winner, Sam Rockwell, is a visionary filmmaker and one of the most influential choreographers and directors in the theater. In contrast, Gwen Verdon, played by the Golden Globe® winner, Michelle Williams, is the best Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the innovative musicals that allow Gwen to show her greatness. And only Gwen is able to perceive the unique vision that comes out of Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment, at a dangerous cost.
As Bob goes from being a new Broadway choreographer to becoming a praised playwright, he begins to nurture his ceaseless creativity with drugs, alcohol and sex, often abusing his power and recognition to satisfy his desires. Meanwhile, Gwen goes from being a legendary talent, winning four Tony awards in six years, to becoming an actress who struggles to stay relevant in an industry obsessed with youth, novelty and standards.
With spectacular choreography, original pieces and some of the most emblematic works from Bob and Gwen’s careers, Fosse / Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant and complicated individuals: the love they shared, the art they created and the price they paid in the search for greatness.
In addition to Williams and Rockwell, the cast consists of Norbert Leo Butz, who plays Paddy Chayefsky, and Margaret Qualley, in the role of Ann Reinking.
Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams and George Stelzner are executive producers of the series produced by FOX 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. The actress, dancer and producer Nicole Fosse, daughter of Fosse and Verdon, is a creative consultant, executive co-producer and oversees her parents’ legacy. The co-producer Andy Blankenbeuhler acts as a choreographer with Susan Misner. Erica Kay is a producer.
Fosse / Verdon opens in Brazil at FOX Premium 1 on August 30, at 10:30 pm