In a competitive situation, FX has bought Caper, an hourlong dark crime comedy project from Dutch Southern (Hoof Garrington’s Greatest Hits), writer-director Magnus Martens (Banshee) and Circle of Confusion.

Based on an idea by Magnus MartensSouthern and Martens, Caper is described as a Southern Gothic Texas Noir done the Scandinavian way and follows the interconnected lives of three sets of criminals. Southern will write the pilot and Magnus is attached to direct. Tim Schlattman (Dexter) will supervise and showrun.

Circle of Confusion is producing along with Britton Rizzio and Greg Shephard from Writ Large. Brad Mendelsohn oversees for Circle.

Southern is repped by Gersh and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Martens is with Verve, Writ Large and Lev Ginsburg. Schlattman is with UTA and Circle. Circle is repped by CAA.