FX has ordered the limited series Class of ’09, a suspense thriller following a class of FBI agents set in a near future where the U.S. criminal justice system has been transformed by artificial intelligence, it was announced today by Gina Balian, President, Original Programming, FX. Produced by FX Productions, Class of ’09 will be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.
In Class of ’09, a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and our legacy.
Starring Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara, the eight-episode series is from Executive Producer/Writer Tom Rob Smith (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, London Spy) and Executive Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (American Crime Story, Y: The Last Man, Pose, Crazy Rich Asians). Nellie Reed (Y: The Last Man) is a producer.
“Class of ’09 brings together an incredible team of artists who have contributed to several of FX’s most distinctive and successful series from American Crime Story and Pose to Atlanta and A Teacher,” Balian said. “With a story from Tom Rob Smith, produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and starring Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara, Class of ’09 is primed to reimagine the course of justice in this unique and timely thriller.”
Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, The Eternals, If Beale Street Could Talk) will play “Tayo Miller,” one of the most brilliant and unorthodox Agents ever to join the Bureau, a man who seeks not merely to make his mark on the institution but to remake it entirely.
Kate Mara (A Teacher, Pose, House of Cards) will play “Amy Poet,” a woman who never imagined joining the world of law enforcement and finds herself at the center of its most pivotal moment of transformation.
Tom Rob Smith is an award-winning novelist and television writer who wrote and Executive Produced the FX limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which received 20 Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Writing and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. Smith is represented by Joe Cohen/CAA and Carlos Goodman/Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman LLP.
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are award winning television and film producers under their production company, Color Force. They produce the limited series franchise American Crime Story for FX, which has received 42 Emmy nominations and 17 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Limited Series for each of its first tw installments, The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace. They also produce FX’s award-winning, historic drama series Pose, and the upcoming FX on Hulu drama series Y: The Last Man. Jacobson and Simpson are represented by Joe Cohen/CAA and Julian Zajfen/Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
Brian Tyree Henry is represented by CAA, JWS Entertainment, Jill Fritzo PR and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
Kate Mara is represented by WME, Viewpoint and Mosaic and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP.
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