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FX Orders Limited Series ‘The Sterling Affairs’ Starring Laurence Fishburne and Jacki Weaver

Six Episodes Will Be Produced

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FX has greenlit “The Sterling Affairs”, a six-episode limited dramatic series from FX Productions about the downfall of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling amid the team’s drive to win a championship under coach Doc Rivers. The logline: “The Sterling Affairs” tells the behind the scenes story of Doc Rivers (Laurence Fishburne) and the Los Angeles Clippers’ quest to bring a championship to one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports during the impending downfall of the team’s owner, Donald Sterling, whose notoriously racist behavior is brought to light amid the power struggle between his wife of 60+ years, Shelly Sterling, and his mistress, V. Stiviano.

“The Sterling Affairs” is written by Gina Welch and is based on the ESPN 30 for 30 Podcast of the same name reported and hosted by Ramona Shelburne. Jacki Weaver will play Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling’s wife.

The limited series will be executive produced by Welch (“Under the Banner of Heaven”, “Castle Rock”), Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (“American Crime Story”, “Pose”) and Shelburne. Kevin Bray will direct the first block and serve as an executive producer on those episodes. Nellie Reed of Color Force and Rembert Browne will serve as producer.