'Fosse/Verdon': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything else about the upcoming FX miniseries

'Fosse/Verdon' is based on the true story of director-choreographer Bob Fosse and his muse-turned-wife, Gwen Verdon


                            'Fosse/Verdon': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything else about the upcoming FX miniseries

Fishnets, hats, and heartbreaks will take the center stage in April when FX's highly-anticipated biographical miniseries hits our screens. 'Fosse/Verdon,' based on the true story of director-choreographer Bob Fosse and his muse-turned-wife, Gwen Verdon, will exhibit old-school Broadway glamour and take us on a journey on how the powerful duo altered the course of America's entertainment industry. 

Spanning across five decades, the limited series featuring 10 episodes will depict the complicated relationship of Fosse and Verdon, alongside stellar dance numbers and musicals. Starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, the show is bound to be a new favorite as immense research and hardwork was put behind the making of the series and Fosse/Verdon's daughter Nicole Fosse was consulted in the making of this limited series. 

'Fosse/Verdon' will debut on April 9, 2019, as announced by Chuck Saftler, FX's President, Program Strategy and COO.

Plot

Exploring the real-life relationship between filmmaker/choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon, the TV adaptation of 2013's biography 'Fosse' mainly focuses on the romantic and professional relationship between the two powerhouses. The official premise of the show reads; "Bob is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater's most influential choreographers and directors, and Gwen is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob's head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment -- at a perilous cost."

Fosse won eight Tony awards throughout his career as a choreographer. He also won an Oscar for directing the film adaptation of the musical 'Cabaret,' starring Liza Minnelli. Verdon was one of the most celebrated dancers in Broadway history in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, earning four Tony awards throughout her career. Verdon and Fosse were married from 1960 to 1971 and that's basically all you need to know to dive into this upcoming series.

Cast

Oscar winner Sam Rockwell plays Fosse and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams plays Verdon.

Sam Rockwell, winner of the Best Supporting Actor award for the movie 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England (Getty Images)
Sam Rockwell, winner of the Best Supporting Actor award for the movie 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England (Getty Images)
Actor Michelle Williams attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)
Actor Michelle Williams attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The supporting cast includes Nate Corddry (Mom), who is playing playwright Neil Simon, and Kelli Barrett (The Punisher) is Liza Minnelli. Bianca Marroquín (Broadway's Chicago) will play Chita Rivera, while Laura Osnes (Broadway's Bandstand) will portray Shirley MacLaine. Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Paul Reiser (Stranger Things), and Ethan Slater (Broadway’s Spongebob Squarepants) will also appear as recurring cast.

Director/Writer

'Fosse/Verdon' is based on Sam Wasson’s 2013 biography, 'Fosse,' and is being adapted for television by Steven Levenson, Thomas Kail, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others. The 2017 Tony Award winner for 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Levenson will serve as showrunner and write the first episode, which will be directed by Thomas Kail. Interestingly, even Nicole Fosse, daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, will serve as a co-executive producer of this limited series. 

Trailers 

There isn't one, but three to feast your eyes on. 

FX dropped the first trailer of the anticipated, limited-run during the Oscars, and it was lit! Featuring hats, disco lights, corsets, long eyelashes, fishnets and snippets of sex and drama, we get a glimpse of what to expect.

Fans immediately took to comment on how Michelle Williams looks strikingly similar to Gwen Verdon and Rockwell's fans were overall glad to see him in a musical. Then, in late February, another trailer dropped, giving meat and dialogue to what we had already seen.

The new trailer offers glimpses of Fosse and Verdon's early days together as well as scenes from their later years, after the pair had divorced but remained in each other's lives. "You know you're going to love Bobby," someone is heard telling Verdon, but she is skeptical since he has choreographed only one show in his life. The 10-episode series will also give viewers insight as to why Fosse is often thought of as a sole creative force despite Verdon's significant role in his legacy.

The latest trailer dropped February 28, and that explicitly details the troubled relationship of the once-profound power couple.

Where to watch

'Fosse/Verdon' premieres April 9 on FX.

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