FX has given 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) is executive producing the project, which was originally ordered for pilot in June 2022.
English Teacher, also produced by Jonathan Krisel (Baskets, Portlandia), follows an Austin high school teacher trying to balance the competing demands of students and their parents in a world where the rules seem to change every day.
Alvarez (photo, Will & Grace) is joined in the cast by Stephanie Koenig (Lessons In Chemistry), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) 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 producers of English Teacher are Alvarez, Simms, Krisel and Dave King (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place). The series is produced by FX Productions.