Back in 2020, it was revealed that FX was in advanced talks to develop a new limited series with the team behind “The Crown” about the “Rolling Stones”.

The project was going to be given a two-season order and would tell the story of the band’s glory years between its formation through to 1972, which includes a fantastic run of hit albums such as Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street.

The show was going to be written by Nick Hornby, who has previously written “High Fidelity”, and it was going to be produced by Left Bank Pictures, which produced Netflix’s “The Crown” and Starz “Outlander”. However, Deadline has reported that FX is no longer developing the project following Disney cutting costs.

Andy Harries, who is the CEO of Left Bank Pictures, said that he was “regrouping” on the show and having conversations about its future — both in terms of a new home and showrunner.

“It’s not in with FX [anymore] unfortunately, it did take a tumble out because of the cutbacks at Disney. It was just too expensive and too ambitious for the immediate agenda. John Landgraf was really effusive about the scripts and ambition for the show but he just didn’t feel that he was going to be able to get it greenlit in the next two years.”

Over the past year, Disney has been drastically cutting back how many shows and films it makes, instead focusing on quality and creating a more curated programming lineup.

It should be noted that Andy Harries also said it’s possible that FX could return to the project in the future, but he is now exploring other options.

“I’m having live-ish conversations. It really needs a writer with a specific vision for it. It needs a showrunner attached who’s got the time and the energy and is totally absorbed by it.”

Only last year, FX released a brand new limited drama series called “Pistol”, which was about the creation of the Sex Pistols, but following a poor response from viewers was written off as part of a $2 billion impairment charge and removed from Hulu and Disney+ around the world.

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