Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell as Verdon and Fosse | Photo: YouTube/FX Networks
FX is taking on the story of famed choreographer and director Bob Fosse and his muse and third wife, Gwen Verdon.
Executived produced by Tony-winner and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, FX unveiled the first trailer for Fosse/Verdon last night during the Golden Globes.
The minute-long trailer gives away little in terms of plot, but it sure looks lush and sexy.
Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell — and dance lover — is portraying Fosse, while Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is playing Verdon.
So who were Fosse and Verdon?
He was also a prominent film director, earning numerous Best Directing nods at the Academy Awards.
In 1973, he won three major industry awards for directing. He won Best Director at the Oscars for Cabaret (beating out Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather), directing and choreographing Pippin at the Tonys, and directing Liza with a Z at the Emmy Awards.
So far, he’s only person to achieve this accomplishment.
Verdon was a dancer and actor who first met Fosse in 1955 when they both worked in the show Damn Yankees. The pair would go on to marry in 1960 and collaborate on numerous shows.
She won three Tony Awards for Best Actress while working with Fosse. The first was for the aforementioned Damn Yankees, the second for 1957’s New Girl in Town, and the third for 1960’s Redhead.
She also appeared in Chicago and Sweet Charity.
By 1971, following Fosse’s numerous affairs, the couple separated but never divorced. She continued maintaining his legacy after his death in 1987.
The limited series is set to premiere in April.