FX has cast Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Kate Mara (A Teacher) in the limited crime drama series Class of ’09 about a class of FBI agents in the near-future where an AI controls the criminal justice system. The eight-episode series was created by The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story‘s Tom Rob Smith, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.
Class of ’09 follows “a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 and 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.”
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 will play 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.”
“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 Gina Balian, FX’s President of Original Programming. “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.”
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