Sex&Drug&Rock&Roll is planning to get a bit more theatrical this season.
Creator and executive producer Denis Leary said during the show's panel at the Television Critics Association fall previews that the FX show — a comedy about aging musicians trying to make it big again — will do a Birdman-type of episode later this season.
The episode will emulate the 2014 Academy Award-winning film by taking place in one music venue over the course of one night. While the episode will channel Birdman's tone, Leary admits they weren't able to pull off one-continuous shot for the episode.
"It's more about the focus and the night in the theater. I got rid of the timing aspect," he said. "When we went to work on the episode to write it, it was problematic to pull off everything we needed to pull off. There are a couple of scenes in there that are elongated. It was tough on this schedule."
Sex&Drug&Rock&Roll airs Thursdays at 10/9c on FX.