EXCLUSIVE: FX Productions has signed a two-year overall production deal with writer-producer David Manson and his production company Sarabande Prods. Under the pact, Peabody Award-winning Manson will develop, write and produce series for FX Networks. The pact stems from Manson and FX’s recent collaboration on the network’s drama series pilot Hoke starring Paul Giamatti. Manson serves as executive producer on the project, from writer/executive producer/director Scott Frank, which just wrapped production. Manson first worked with FX on the limited series Thief, which won star Andre Braugher an Emmy. “David is an incredibly talented writer-producer and highly respected in the creative community,” said FX Networks and FX Prods President Nick Grad. “It’s great to have him under the FXP umbrella, and we expect to announce some projects with him very soon.”
CAA-repped Manson served as executive producer on the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards. On FX Prods’ roster, Manson and his Sarabande join Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton’s RCG Prods, which recently renewed its rich overall deal, as well as Adam Reed and Matt Thompson’s Floyd County Prods, Louis CK and M. Blair Breard’s Pig Newton, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Four by Two Films, Giamatti and Dan Carey’s Touchy Feely Films and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force.