Fosse/Verdon has a confirmed UK air date in August!

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Fosse/Verdon has a start date for BBC2 and kick-starts with a double episode very soon.

The BBC's partnership with US-based channel FX will continue to strengthen as Fosse/Verdon comes to town.

Following in the footsteps of Ryan Murphy’s Pose and What We Do In The Shadows, Fosse/Verdon is the latest, and arguably greatest, series to make the trip to the the BBC from across the Atlantic.

Starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, here is everything you need to know about the new series that launches very shortly.

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What is Fosse/Verdon about?

The series closely follows the troubled relationship between director and choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his wife Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), who was a Broadway actor, dancer and singer.

Bob was a legendary director/choreographer and is still the only person to win an Oscar, Emmy and a Tony in the same year (1973). In 1960, he married his third wife, Gwen, who won four Tony Awards during her career.

Based on the book Fosse, by Sam Wasson, the eight-part adventure explores the deep complexities surrounding their personal and professional relationship.

When does it air on the BBC?

The brand new series drops on Friday, August 2nd, on BBC2 at 9 pm.

Launch night features a double bill, with back to back episodes.

There are eight scheduled episodes in total, with each new episode expected to air every Friday evening in the same slot. Alternatively, you can catch up with all episodes via the official BBC media player, iPlayer.

Is it worth watching?

Yes!

Fosse/Verdon was nominated for a whopping 17 Emmys and earned rave reviews having initially aired in the USA earlier this year.

Nominations included Best Limited Series alongside various nods to the two leads.

Who are Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams?

Sam is a 50-year-old actor who is very famous on the Hollywood scene. You'll most likely recognise him for roles on Seven Psychopaths and Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri while he always played George W Bush in newly released film Vice.

Michelle is already a four-time-Oscar-nominated star - and she's only 38 years old! The American actress boasts acclaimed movies such as Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn and The Greatest Showman on her CV.

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