Written by and directed by Griffin, Gone Hollywood was set in the 1980s and centered on a group of talent agents who defect from an old-guard percentery to launch their own, which skyrockets to industry dominance, disrupting the business and changing movies forever. The show was to mix its fictional protagonists with real-life entertainment figures and events.
While Gone Hollywood will not be going forward, FX brass are said to be interested in exploring the cutthroat world of talent agencies in a TV series.
Gone Hollywood was one of two drama pilots in the works at FX. The other, B.J. Novak’s Platform, just wrapped production and is very much in contention for a pickup, I hear.
FX executives are known for being deliberate in their development, ordering few drama pilots, the vast majority of which have gone to series, sometimes with retooling/reshoots, as was the case with Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Rescue Me and Snowfall.
Gone Hollywood starred John Magaro, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lola Kirke, Ben Schnetzer, Jonathan Pryce and Judd Hirsch. Griffin was showrunner and executive produced with Rudin, Eli Bush, Garrett Basch, Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman for FX Productions.