Fox has given a script commitment with significant penalty to The Code, a political thriller drama from Justified creator/executive producer Graham Yost, executive producer/director Michael Dinner and executive producer Fred Golan. Sony Pictures TV, which produced the FX drama series, is the studio.
Written by Yost and Golan, The Code is based on the well received Australian series of the same name. It tells the story of two very different brothers, a journalist and a hacker, who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. Yost, Golan and Dinner executive produce, with Dinner, who helmed the pilot of Justified, set for the same duties on the potential Code pilot.
The original series, from Playmaker Media for the Australian Broadcasting Company, debuted in 2014 and has been renewed for a second season to air in 2016. The first season took home six Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards in January, including Best TV Drama Series, followed by the Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a TV Drama Series in May. Last year, the series received the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Television Mini Series and was nominated for a Screen Producers Australia Award. (watch a trailer below)
Playmaker Media is getting a produduction company credit on the US adaptation alongside Nemofilms, Inc., Rooney McP. Productions, Me2U Productions and DCD Rights.
In addition to his work on Justified, which wrapped its six-season run on FX earlier this year, Yost executive produces FX’s Cold War drama series The Americans.