FX Punches Ticket for Two Pilots
"Lights Out" will follow a one-time boxing champion who's struggling with the onset of dementia and takes a job as a collections enforcer to help make ends meet. It comes from "The Bucket List" writer Justin Zackham. The cable channel has also ordered a pilot from "Boomtown" creator Graham Yost that's based on an
The two projects are the first pilots FX has ordered in better than a year. The network is also developing a project based on Brian Michael Bendis' comic book "Powers," but it hasn't reached the pilot stage yet.
"Lights Out" is about a guy who's "going through late adolescence, someone who attempts to leave his family and friends in a better place and to better himself," Zackham tells
The Yost pilot is based on Leonard's story "Fire in the Hole," about a federal marshal in
The project would be Yost's first weekly series for cable, although he has worked on several