FX has handed a series order to English Teacher, a comedy created by and starring Brian Jordan Alvarez. Paul Simms (FX’s Atlanta and What We Do in the Shadows), serves as an executive producer on the project, which was originally ordered to pilot in June 2022.
English Teacher, also executive produced by Jonathan Krisel (Baskets, Portlandia), follows a high school teacher in Austin who’s trying to balance the competing demands of the students and their parents in a world where the r-ules seem to change every day.
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Alvarez is joined in the cast by Stephanie Koenig, Enrico Colantoni and Sean Patton.
“Brian is an incredibly talented writer, actor and creator who has fully delivered on his vision for English Teacher,” said Nick Grad, President, FX Entertainment. “Together with a creative team featuring Paul Simms and Jonathan Krisel, along with this brilliant cast, they have created a hilarious, original comedy that is fresh, engaging and fun.”
English Teacher is joining FX’s live-action comedy lineup, which is led by another workplace series, the popular and acclaimed The Bear. Its arrival also comes amid increased interest in the world of school teachers sparked by the success of ABC’s Abbott Elementary
Executive producing English Teacher are Alvarez, Simms, Krisel and Dave King (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place). The series is produced by FX Productions.
Alvarez is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360 and Ziffren Brittenham. Simms is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham. Krisel is repped by UTA and Mosaic. King is represented by 3 Arts and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.