Eric Schrier


FX rejigs exec team for originals

Disney-owned FX Networks has reorganised its originals team, appointing Eric Schrier as president of FX Entertainment and promoting Gina Balian to president of original programming for FX Entertainment. Meanwhile, Nick Grad has also been tapped as president of original programming at FX Entertainment, where he will continue to lead scripted originals alongside Balian. Grad will […]

Ex Machina’s Alex Garland lands drama pilot with FX

US cable net FX has given a pilot order for a drama from Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland, named Devs. Garland will executive produce the series with Ex Machina and Annihilation partners DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions. He will write and direct the pilot, which will be coproduced by FX Productions. The series follows […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Fox unites Hawley’s Legion globally

New FX and Marvel series Legion will go day-and-date with its US debut on more than 125 Fox channels outside the States. Coming from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and set in the X-Men universe, Legion follows a trouble young man who realises the voices he heard and visions he sees may be real. Dan Stevens (Downton […]

Archer moves to FXX, paired with Cassius and Clay

Fox Television Group is moving animated spy comedy Archer from FX to its younger cable sibling FXX. Archer’s latest season will debut on FXX next year, pair with new commission Cassius and Clay, which is to be produce in-house by FX Productions and Archer’s Adam Reed. The move for Archer comes after six seasons on […]

Del Toro’s Strain gets FX treatment

Feature film director Guillermo del Toro and Lost producer Carlton Cuse are working on a TV adaptation of The Strain, the former’s best-selling vampire novel series. The TV series, also titled The Strain, will go to air on US cable channel FX in July 2014. FX Productions is attached to create the 13-episode show, which […]

Comedy toon Chozen for first FXX original, FX execs upped

New basic cable channel FXX has commissioned its first original series, an adult-themed animated comedy, as FX Networks makes a trio of senior promotions. Adult toon Chozen comes from the teams behind Eastbound & Down and Archer. The show follows a gay white rapper who exits jail with a new message and skills that he […]