12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Kari Skogland to Direct Roger Ailes Miniseries at Showtime
Kari Skogland has lined up her next gig.
The director, who is up for an Emmy for her work on The Handmaid's Tale, is set to helm the first two episodes of Showtime's forthcoming Roger Ailes miniseries.
Based on Gabriel Sherman's best-selling book The Loudest Voice in the Room, Russell Crowe stars as Ailes in the eight-episode limited series about the late Fox News founder.
The Ailes mini brings Skogland back to Showtime, where she previously directed the scripted originals Penny Dreadful, The Borgias, The L Word and Queer as Folk.
Skogland is currently the only woman nominated for outstanding directing for a drama series for her work on season two of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. She has already earned a BAFTA Award for her work on the series. Her directing credits also include The Americans, House of Cards, Tyrant, Power, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and more.
Sherman interviewed more than 600 people for his book and co-wrote the pilot alongside Tom McCarthy, who is no stranger to exploring journalism onscreen after winning an Oscar for Spotlight. The project is being executive produced by Emmy winner Jason Blum and is a co-production between Showtime and Blum's Blumhouse Television.
Skogland is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.