In 2010, Rogers Media announced a pact with FX Networks to bring Sons of Anarchy and Louie to Canada.
Now the broadcaster has unveiled new plans that will see FX Canada becoming more similar to its American counterpart, including the upcoming launch of FXX Canada around the time that FXX launches in the United States.
Eleven new series from FX Networks have been picked up by Rogers. Included in that haul is Fargo, a 10-part limited series from the Coen Brothers (additionally, the program is scheduled to shoot in either Alberta or Manitoba), as well as The Bridge, an upcoming Diane Kruger starring vehicle being developed by Homeland's Meredith Stiehm.
FX Networks president and general manager John Landgraf says this move should benefit FX Canada subscribers.
“We’re confident that FX in Canada will match and be very much like what we have in the U.S.,” Landgraf said.
“We have so much confidence in what FX has done, that we know what shows they bring us will be well received by audiences,” said Malcolm Dunlop, Rogers Media executive vice president of television programming and operations.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will also be starting on FX Canada, with the most recent season (the show's eighth) airing this summer and then the new season airing when it premieres in the U.S. this fall.