FX Orders Drama Pilot Starring Paul Giamatti

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"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.



Comments (11)

  • And the 2015 Emmy for Best Actor goes to…

    Comment by Dryden – August 28, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d watch him act the phone book.

    Comment by Aleksa – August 28, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That could be funny.

      Comment by Zach – August 28, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm. What’s with FX and the 80′s?

    Comment by jestsaying – August 28, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by BL – August 28, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • IMO a comedic drama would be M*A*S*H. And Paul G. is one of the finest actors working today. I’m in.

      Comment by JCK – August 28, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • With its lineup, I doubt FXX would flop. And if it does, there’s good old home as a security blanket.

      Comment by brycealexander – August 28, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I consider the top example of a comedic drama Rescue Me, which aired on FX and will show reruns on FXX.

      Comment by Zach – August 28, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • thank you for the update about Rescue Me replays on FXX…loooove that show

        Comment by BL – August 28, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This makes me extremely happy!

    Comment by KND – August 28, 2013 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Talent behind the camera is also great,this should be must see tv.

    Comment by Aleksandar Bobic – August 28, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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