Lucas Hedges, Jon Bernthal, Kaitlyn Dever, Boyd Holbrook, O’Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace and Ed Asner are among the actors set to star in the pilot, with the deals for few others being finalized. FX Productions is the studio.
Platform, which starts filming today, is an anthological series that uses the boldest issues of our times as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.
I hear the plan is to film two episodes, which are very different in tone — one is said to be more dramatic, tackling a tough subject, and the other more comedic, with a small animation element.
Novak was a writer, executive producer, director and played Ryan Howard on The Office, which aired from 2005-13 on NBC.