FX has ordered 10 episodes of the first installment of “Trust,” a new limited-series drama about Getty oil heir John Paul Getty III, it was announced Wednesday by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money, “Trust” is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor. The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his Mafia captors are banking on a multimillion-dollar ransom. (He died in 2011.)
The project hails from executive producers Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle (pictured) and Christian Colson, and the first installment will be directed by Boyle. It will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.
FX signed a first-look production deal with Boyle and Colson in October 2014. Boyle/Colson reunites with Beaufoy following previous collaborations on the movies “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours.”
Boyle won the Academy Award for best director for “Slumdog Millionaire” and received two further Oscar nominations for best picture and adapted screenplay for “127 Hours.”
Beaufoy won the Academy Award for adapted screenplay for “Slumdog Millionaire.” He was also nominated for his screenplays for “127 Hours” and “The Full Monty.”
Colson is the Academy Award-winning producer of “Slumdog Millionaire.” He also received best picture nominations for “127 Hours” and “Selma.”