Neil LaBute's new television series is a modern take on La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler's seminal play.
DirecTV has ordered ten episode of Neil LaBute's Full Circle, a modern take on La Ronde about 11 characters who are all connected to one another. It marks LaBute's first television project and only the satellite provider's second original series following on from 'Rogue'. Casting is already underway with production on the ten-episode order, scheduled for this summer in Los Angeles.
DirecTV's confidence in the series appears to suggest the writing is pretty top draw, "Neil has written a piece of revolutionary television," said executive producer Nick Hamm in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "I am honored and privileged to be able to bring it to the screen with such a forward-thinking and adventurous network as DirecTV." LaBute's work on the big-screen, notably In The Company Of Men, The Shape of Things and Fat Pig, have garnered high praise form audiences and critics and 'Full Circle' is likely to do the same.
"I am always interested in pushing the boundaries of entertainment and I'm very lucky to find kindred spirits in both Nick Hamm at Momentum and the folks at DirecTV," said LaBute. "They have all taken a chance on Full Circle which features an unconventional structure and a revolving cast of characters. It's a pleasure to work with people who believe that it's still possible to marry artistic quality with audience appeal. I'm really excited to create some quality television with these forward-thinking colleagues of mine."
'Full Circle' will air to DirecTV's 35 million subscribers this fall.