John Paul Getty III

FX picks up Getty family saga 'Trust' from producers of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

FX picks up Getty family saga 'Trust' from producers of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

FX continues to expand its limited series offerings, picking up the first 10-episode installment of “Trust,” a series centered around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune.

Presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions Eric Schrier and Nick Grad announced the pickup in a statement released by the network on Wednesday.

Set in 1973, the story follows Getty’s kidnapping in Rome and confinement by mafia captors in anticipation of a hefty ransom from his family. As the tale unfolds, the Italian police decline to investigate, Getty’s father is lost in a drug-induced stupor and his grandfather,...

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