With male viewers as FX’s target audience, creating a boxing drama for the cable network may seem like a no-brainer. But developing the project wasn’t easy. An initial pilot failed to wow executives.
A rewrite and a reshoot did, however, leading to a 13-episode order for Lights Out. Premiering Tuesday, January 11, the series stars Holt McCallany as former champion boxer Patrick “Lights” Leary, who has seen better days.
Correspondent Alan Frutkin spoke with McCallany, co-star Pablo Schreiber and executive producer Warren Leight about the series.
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