Billy Porter is returning to FX in a brand new capability.
The Emmy-winning Pose grad and his newly launched Incognegro manufacturing firm has signed a first-look cope with the cable community for whom he as soon as starred for 3 seasons on the groundbreaking drama from creator Steven Canals.
Below the pact, Porter will create and develop new content material alongside his Incognegro producing accomplice, D.J. Gugenheim. The actor, singer, director, composter and playwright most lately labored with Gugenheim on his characteristic directorial debut, Something’s Doable for Orion/MGM. Incognegro is constructed round Porter’s model of elevated, forward-thinking, culturally related materials and meant to showcase his abilities and style throughout quite a lot of platforms.
“Billy Porter was an extremely achieved artist earlier than becoming a member of FX’s Pose to ship the enduring, breakout, award-winning efficiency that helped outline the collection as one of the memorable and groundbreaking in current TV historical past,” mentioned Nick Grad, president of authentic programming at FX. “Billy has excelled as a author, director and a lot extra — and we’re excited to assist him produce daring new tales that mirror his imaginative and prescient and unmatched type.”
Porter earned three Emmy nominations for his function in Pose, successful one. He gained his second Tony this 12 months for producing the most effective musical winner A Unusual Loop. His current credit embody Amazon’s Cinderella replace, narrating HBO Max’s Equal and reuniting with Pose exec producer Ryan Murphy in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Subsequent up, Porter will star in Our Son, direct queer teen comedy To Be Actual, direct an episode of Fox anthology Accused. His directorial debut, Something’s Doable, is due July 22 on Amazon. Porter can also be reuniting with Damaged Hearts Membership’s Greg Berlanti for Peacock drama collection Fruits of Thy Labor, which he’ll co-write alongside Dan McCabe. The latter is the playwright behind The Purists, the 2019 play that was directed by Porter.
“I’m so glad I’ve been blessed to reside lengthy sufficient to see this present day. The day the place my queerness was my legal responsibility, to now the place it grounds my work in private authenticity and energy. That is the place we modify the dialog. That is the place they’ve the center to inform the tales that resonate on the deepest degree,” mentioned Porter. “Whether or not it’s about well-known artists who you don’t totally perceive or individuals from communities you don’t totally know or biting comedy you’ve considered however by no means totally explored, that is such an exquisite dwelling to inform the tales I’ve been speaking about my entire life. The FX group is fearless and I can’t wait to interrupt new grounds collectively.”
Porter is repped by CAA, Business Leisure and Felker Toczek.
Gugenheim, in the meantime, has had roles at Andrew Lauren Productions, Lotus Leisure, Captivate Leisure, Paramount Vantage and CAA.
“Whereas Pose was an unbelievable present that had a deep influence on strengthening my understanding of the significance of telling underrepresented tales and created a transparent opening to strategy Billy to direct Something’s Doable, it was engaged on set with Billy and watching him direct the forged and crew that left me with essentially the most profound expertise,” mentioned Gugenheim. “I’m thrilled to be working with such a visionary storyteller and to be beginning this journey at such a ahead considering and good TV studio as FX.”
Billy Porter Returns to FX With First-Look Deal