TV News Roundup: FX Orders Drama Pilot from ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland

Variety | 3/13/2018 | Tara Bitran
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In today’s roundup, FX ordered a pilot from Alex Garland, while Starz announced an early season six pickup of “Power.”

In advance of Power wrapping production on season five, Starz announced today that the sixth season of the drama picked up an early renewal. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will also be directing the season six premiere episode, marking his directorial debut after serving as an executive producer on the show and appearing as Kanan Starks. In addition, the network also announced that season five is set to air on Starz beginning on Sunday, July 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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FX has placed a pilot order for “Devs,” a drama series created by Alex Garland, the mastermind behind “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation.” Garland wrote the pilot and will serve as a director and executive producer on the show, along with DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions. “Devs” follows a young computer engineer as she investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company in San Francisco, which she believes is behind her boyfriend’s disappearance.

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