For its second original drama series, DirecTV will be keeping company with Neil LaBute. The satcaster formally announced a 10-episode order to drama Full Circle, which is described as a modern day La Ronde meets My Dinner With André. The director, screenwriter and playwright’s unconventionally structured TV series debut will examine the human condition through conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. The project, which had been in the works at DirecTV for months, was developed as a low budget miniseries, and is expected to be made for under $1 million total for all 10 episodes.
Nick Hamm of Momentum TV, executive producer of DirecTV’s first original series, Rogue, also exec produces Full Circle. LaBute is series creator and serves as writer and co-executive producer. Production will start in LA this summer for air on DirecTV’s Audience in the fall. FremantleMedia International is handling global distribution.