Drones focuses on a group of drone pilots in Nevada who commute to war, Deadline says.
Ventimiglia is not currently expected to star in the dark comedy, although that could change.
He is developing the show with author Chad Kultgen, who previously worked on the pilots Waiting To Die and Southern Comfort.
The duo will executive produce the project with Russ Cundiff, whose credits include Ultradome and Suite 7.
FX is also currently working on a crime drama with author Charlie Huston.
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