FX has put in development Flatlands, an hourlong serio-comedy from Oscar- and Emmy- nominated filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, HBO’s Cinema Verite) and Likely Story.
Co-written and to be directed by Berman and Pulcini, Flatlands is set in a multi-ethnic, old-school corner of Brooklyn where a bored PTA mom reinvents herself as a local political kingpin who will do anything — including dismantling her family — to attain power. Berman and Pulcini executive produce with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and VP Jeff Stern. FX declined comment.
Springer Berman and Pulcini — Oscar-nominated for their adapted screenplay for American Splendor and Emmy-nominated for directing the HBO movie Cinema Verite — recently wrote and directed 10,000 Saints, starring Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld, and the Kristen Wiig starrer Girl Most Likely. They are repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Paul Brennan.