Fosse/Verdon

FX will premiere its Fosse/Verdon limited series on Tuesday April 9, the network announced today.

Production on the eight-episode series starring Michelle Williams as dancer/actress Gwen Verdon and Vice Oscar nominee Sam Rockwell as director/choreographer Bob Fosse is underway in New York City.

The premiere date was announced by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks.

Based on Sam Wasson’s biography Fosse, the FX series chronicles the romantic and creative partnership between Broadway legends Fosse and his Sweet Charity star Verdon. Fosse/Verdon will include Fosse’s choreography and, says FX, will explore “the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”

In addition to Williams and Rockwell, the limited series’ cast includes Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley, Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianca Marroquin, Kelli Barrett, Evan Handler, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater and Byron Jennings.

Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, Rockwell, Williams and George Stelzner are Executive Producers, with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions producing. Nicole Fosse, daughter of Fosse and Verdon, is Co-Executive Producer and oversees The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Co-Producer Andy Blankenbuehler, and Susan Misner, choreograph. Erica Kay serves as Producer, and Alex Lacamoire is Supervising Music Producer.

Fosse/Verdon premieres Tuesday April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

And check out this teaser trailer released earlier this month by FX: