FX Orders Drama Pilot Starring Paul Giamatti

"Barney's Version" Portraits - 2010 Toronto International Film FestivalPaul Giamatti is venturing into series television by way of FX.

The cabler has placed a pilot order for Hoke, an hour-long darkly comedic drama that finds the Emmy winner playing a hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective by the name of Hoke Mosely in Miami circa 1985.

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The project, written by Scott Frank (Out of Sight) and produced by Curtis Hanson, Carol Fenelon, Dan Carey as well as Giamatti and Frank, is based on Charles Willeford’s series of novels Sideswipe, New Hope for the Dead and The Way We Die Now.

Production on the pilot is scheduled to begin later this year in Miami.

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  1. Dryden says:

    And the 2015 Emmy for Best Actor goes to…

  2. Aleksa says:

    I’d watch him act the phone book.

  3. jestsaying says:

    Hmm. What’s with FX and the 80’s?

  4. BL says:

    What exactly is a comedic drama? I mean obviously dramas can have funny moments and comedies can have dramatic ones, but what is the definition of a comedic drama? I ask because FX has their comedy centric channel FXX. Could this fit the criteria if FXX flops and they need an anchor show? I mean, I’d watch Giamatti in anything and would therefore watch FXX just for this.

  5. KND says:

    This makes me extremely happy!

  6. Talent behind the camera is also great,this should be must see tv.