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Fresh off of generally good reviews and some gloriously nerdy fan theories about his latest feature Annihilation, Deadline reports that Ex Machina director Alex Garland has decided to take his talents to FX, where he’ll direct a pilot he wrote for a tech-world thriller called Devs. The pilot revolves around a San Francisco computer engineer named Lily, who takes it upon herself to find out what’s really going on in her company’s secretive development department after her boyfriend goes missing.


FX, which gave Noah Hawley the freedom to create a mind-bending sci-fi universe with Legion, is a natural fit for Garland, who thus far has confined his work mostly to film and video games. (He did write one episode of the DC animated series Batman: Black And White in 2009.) According to a press release, the project comes out of the overall deal with FX Garland signed last summer.

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