“A Teacher” creator, author, director and govt producer Hannah Fidell has signed a first-look take care of FX Productions. Fidell made her function directorial debut with the unbiased drama “A Instructor,” which debuted on the Sundance Movie Competition in 2013, earlier than adapting it right into a restricted sequence for FX on Hulu.
“Working with Hannah on ‘A Instructor’ has been extremely rewarding, creatively and personally, and it’s solely the most recent instance of her potential to excel as a storyteller and producer,” Gina Balian, president of authentic programming at FX, stated in a press release. “Underneath this new settlement, we at the moment are in a position to instantly assist Hannah’s imaginative and prescient for brand new sequence that can draw on her appreciable expertise and artistry.”
FX Networks ordered “A Instructor” in 2019 as a 10-part present starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson. It was the primary sequence on Hulu for 5 of its eight-week run and, per the corporate, has since gone on to turn out to be the most-watched FX on Hulu present. Mara, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman additionally govt produced “A Instructor.” The sequence, which facilities on a bootleg sexual relationship between a highschool trainer and a pupil, acquired an Impartial Spirit Award nomination for brand new scripted sequence.
“It’s a true pleasure to seek out companions who care as deeply concerning the inventive as FX does,” Fidell added. “With ‘A Instructor,’ I used to be in a position to make the present that I needed to make … a dream for any filmmaker. Not solely are they unafraid to deal with sophisticated and tough material or deeply flawed characters, however they leap on the likelihood. Did I point out that they’re good as hell? I couldn’t be extra thrilled to proceed working collectively.”
Fidell’s movie credit embody the romantic drama “6 Years,” which premiered within the U.S. at South by Southwest in 2015 and had its European debut on the Champs-Élysées Movie Competition that very same yr. The film was later launched by Netflix. “The Lengthy Dumb Street,” Fidell’s road-trip comedy starring Tony Revolori and Jason Mantzoukas, was launched by Common Photos in 2018. Her different TV credit embody directing episodes of Hulu’s “The Act” starring Joey King and Patricia Arquette, and helming episodes of Fb’s “Sorry for You Loss” with Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran. Fidell can also be directing an episode of Hulu’s extremely anticipated “Pam & Tommy” sequence, and has helmed episodes of Hulu’s dramedy “Informal.” She is repped by Grandview, UTA, ID and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.