Kate Mara joins FX on Hulu’s sci-fi thriller Class Of ’09 with Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry
Kate Mara is set to return to FX on Hulu for the streaming channel’s upcoming thriller Class Of ’09.
The 38-year-old actress will star with Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, 39, on the hour-long science-fiction series, Variety reports.
The series is reportedly set in the near future, when the criminal justice system has been completely remade due to the use of artificial intelligence technology.
After their mutual friend dies, a group of people who graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Viriginia, in 2009 are brought together.
The series is spread out across three decades and features three different timelines that are woven throughout.
The series is expected to focus on the changing nature of justice in the US now that artificial intelligence is at the helm, while also exploring the humanity of those still working in law enforcement.
Mara will star as Amy Poet, who never imagined she would be involved in criminal justice, only to become enmeshed in it as law enforcement is transformed by A.I.
Henry will play Taylo Miller, an FBI agent described as ‘brilliant’ and ‘unorthodox’ who is determined to completely restructure the Bureau, not just to make a name for himself.
The behind-the-camera team features veterans from several Ryan Murphy FX projects, though the superproducer doesn’t appear to be involved.
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace scribe Tom Rob Smith will also be writing Class Of ’09, along with serving as an executive producer.
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, executive producers for Pose and American Crime Story, will also be EPs on the series, while Nellie Reed will produce.
‘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,’ said FX President of Original Programming Gina Balian. ‘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.’
Mara recently starred on the dark drama A Teacher for FX on Hulu, in which she played a high school teacher who begins a sexual relationship with one of her students, with years-long consequences for both.
She also appeared in American Horror Story and Pose for FX, and she received acclaim for her lead role in the film Chappaquiddick, in which she played Mary Jo Kopechne, who was killed when Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge into a pond in 1969.
Tyree has had a string of acclaimed performances since breaking out on the FX comedy Atlanta, which stars Donald Glover.
Critics singled out his roles in 2018’s Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, and he has also booked high-profile parts in comic book films including Joker (2019) and the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals.
He’s currently featured in the Amy Adams thriller The Woman In The Window, which was released by Netflix in May
Mara has recently been filming the 1960s-set film Call Jane with Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks, which focuses on the women’s rights movement.
In May 2019, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, whom she shares with her husband Jamie Bell.
So far, the couple haven’t shared their daughter’s name.
The actors, who starred together in the ill-fated 2015 Fantastic Four film, began dating after filming ended and announced that they’d married in July 2017.