FX Announces PORT ROYAL Drama Series from ALIENS and THE WALKING DEAD Producer Gale Anne Hurd

     May 24, 2011

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Today FX Productions announced an all-new project in collaborations with The Town producer Graham King’s GK-TV and The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment for a new one-hour drama series called Port Royal. Set in the late 17th century on the island of Jamaica, the series will chronicle the namesake port’s notorious rise as the “richest and wickedest city” in the new world, and as a self-governing safe haven for cutthroat pirates, corrupt politicians, and ruthless merchants. Hurd says, “I’ve long been a fan of FX’s original programming, and I’m thrilled Port Royal has found a home with them. I’m looking forward to working with FX to make the show I’ve envisioned, and one that fits in perfectly with their incredible slate.” No cast, writers and directors have been announced yet, but the concept sounds like it cold be FX’s version of Boardwalk Empire.

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