SOTU Writer, Bruce Wagner, Takes New Job

What does this mean for the future of "State of the Union"?

Stone, Wagner pact with Epix on drama
Helmer, author cut deal to develop new series

Oliver Stone and author Bruce Wagner have cut a deal with pay cabler Epix to develop a drama skein set in Los Angeles.

Project, dubbed "Still Holding," will explore the disparate worlds of three people living in L.A. It's based on Wagner's novel of the same name. Wagner most recently was a writer and producer on Tracey Ullman's Showtime series "State of the Union."

There's still no word yet from Epix on a series greenlight for its first original drama pilot, "Tough Trade," revolving around a musical family dynasty in Nashville.