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AMC to produce BLM series based on non-fiction book They Can't Kill Us All

09.12.2017

Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book THEY CAN'T KILL US: FERGUSON, BALTIMORE, AND A NEW ERA IN AMERICA’S RACIAL JUSTICE will apparently be made into a prestige drama over at AMC. Lowery was a reporter at The Washington Post and led the paper’s “Fatal Force” project - a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015 - that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016. Here's the official synopsis for the book:

[THEY CAN'T KILL US] examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of Black Lives Matter movement seeking justice for the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.

However, according to Deadline, "the potential series also will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters. "

I'm excited about the rise of diversity behind and in front of the cameras lately (with other high-profile projects like BLACK PANTHER and BLACK AMERICA on the way), so I'm definitely looking forward to this project as well, and will keep a close eye on it as it develops!

No official release date yet, as it's still early in development, but we'll keep you posted!

Extra Tidbit: Sadly, I imagine the comments section are going be really fun for this one...
Source: Deadline

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