If you've watched any episodes of the original "Star Trek," you know that wearing a red shirt means you might as well be donning a giant bull's-eye. The life expectancy of a red-shirted ensign is very short, but what if they knew their survival rate was so low? Author John Scalzi explores that exact scenario in his award-winning book "Redshirts."
The comedic sci-fi novel, which was released in 2012 and won the 2013 Hugo Award, is now being developed as a limited TV series for FX by producer Jon Shestack ("Open Grave"); producer-director Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You" and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"); and producer Alexandra Beattie ("Outsourced"). Kwapis will direct the first episode, and the search for writers to work on the series is in progress. … Read more