'Ex Machina' Screenwriter Inks Overall Deal With FX Productions

Oscar nominee Alex Garland will develop series for FX Networks.
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Ex Machina scribe Alex Garland is heading to the small screen.

The Oscar-nominated writer, producer and director has inked an overall deal with FX productions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Under the pact, Garland will develop, write and produce TV series for FX networks.

Garland was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for best original screenplay for the sci-fi film Ex Machina, which also earned him the DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time director. Before moving to film, Garland got his start as an author with The Beach in 1996, which was adapted for film with Leonardo DiCaprio in 1999.

His other screenplays include 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd and Never Let Me Go. (The former two were both directed by Danny Boyle, who is also working with FX on the Getty anthology Trust, set to premiere in 2018.) Garland will next write and direct the sci-fi thriller Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, which is set to premiere 2018.

“Alex’s gifts as a writer have long been apparent, and he made a huge impression with his directorial debut Ex Machina. We are thrilled that he is bringing his talents as a writer and director to television through FX Productions,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “We have enormous respect for his uncompromising creative vision and we look forward to supporting his original and bold ideas.”  

Garland is repped by WME and Carlos Goodman. 

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