Shadow and Act has learned that Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara have been tapped to star in Class of ’09, an upcoming suspense thriller from FX. The series will air at FX on Hulu. The project furthers the FX relationship for the two, as Henry stars in FX’s Atlanta and Mara starred in FX on Hulu’s limited series, A Teacher.
Here’s the logline: In Class of ’09, a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and our legacy.
The eight-episode series is from executive producer/writer Tom Rob Smith. Also executive producing are Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Nellie Reed is a producer.
“Class of ’09 brings together an incredible team of artists who have contributed to several of FX’s most distinctive and successful series from American Crime Story and Pose to Atlanta and A Teacher,” Balian said. “With a story from Tom Rob Smith, produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and starring Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara, Class of ’09 is primed to reimagine the course of justice in this unique and timely thriller.”
Henry will play Tayo Miller, “one of the most brilliant and unorthodox Agents ever to join the Bureau, a man who seeks not merely to make his mark on the institution but to remake it entirely.”
Mara is Amy Poet, “a woman who never imagined joining the world of law enforcement and finds herself at the center of its most pivotal moment of transformation.”