TCA Press Tour: 'Lights Out' punches in at FX
"Lights Out," FX's drama about a former heavyweight champion who attempts a comeback, may be one of the first series to be based on boxing. The series is scheduled to premiere next year.
"Boxing movies usually tend to be a one-off, with the exception of 'Rocky,' which kept going on and on," said executive producer Warren Leight. "We thought to do a serialized series about boxing would be really great."
The show stars Holt McCallany as a former champion who needs to go back into the ring to help his struggling family. Stacy Keach, who played a boxer in a classic boxing film, "Fat City," plays his manager and father.
Said Leight: "The drama of boxing serves the drama of what his family is going through."
— Greg Braxton
Photo: Holt McCallany in "Lights Out." Credit: Craig Blankenhorne /FX.
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