FX Unveils Additional 2018 Mid-Season Premieres
With more than a month to go until spring has officially sprung, FX continues to crank up the heat with even more must-see programming, featuring the season’s most highly anticipated new and returning series.
From executive producer Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Trainspotting franchise), and starring Canadian Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games), comes the new drama, Trust, delving into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys; David (Dan Stevens) continues to grapple with the Shadow King in Season 2 of the surrealist, psychological drama, Legion; Earn (Donald Glover) and Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) are back to battling the music scene in Atlanta, “Robbin’ Season”; and critically acclaimed drama The Americans returns for its sixth and final season.
Please see broadcast details below. All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast.
Thursday, Mar. 1
Atlanta (s) : Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning March 1
**“Robbin’ Season” Premiere**
The story continues as two cousins, Earnest “Earn” Marks and Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles, work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn is trying to get Alfred’s rap career off the ground, while Alfred struggles to understand the line between real life and street life with the help of his right-hand man, and visionary, Darius (Lakeith Lee Stanfield). The series also stars Zazie Beetz as Van, Earn’s best friend and mother to his daughter.
Sunday, Mar. 25
Trust (s): Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning March 25
**Series Premiere – Special 90-Minute Episode**
Inspired by actual events, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. However, Paul’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Paul’s father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper, The Drop), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers – only she’s broke.
Equal parts family history, dynastic saga, and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.
Wednesday, Mar. 28
The Americans (s): Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning March 28
**Season 6 Premiere**
The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety deteriorates.
After a particularly fraught mission, Philip and Elizabeth decide to end their tour and take their family home to Russia, but a game-changing development in one of their ongoing cases forces them to abandon those plans for the sake of the motherland. And with Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change are sweeping through both Russia and America, creating new perils.
**CATCH-UP MARATHONS: Kicking off with Season 1 on Saturday, Mar. 10, viewers can catch up with full-season marathons of Seasons 1 to 5 of The Americans every Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. ET (with the exception of March 25, which will begin at 9 a.m. ET) on FX (check local listings).
Tuesday, April 3
Legion (s): Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning April 3
**Season 2 Premiere**
From childhood, David (Dan Stevens) shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. With the support of therapist Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) and her team of specialists, David finally unlocked the deeply suppressed truth that he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power – an ancient being named Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban, Homeland), and known as the Shadow King. In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. But just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place, leading the team to form an unlikely alliance with their former enemy Clark (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.