Regina King to Star in FX’s New Drama Series About the Atlanta Child Murders ‘No Place Safe’

Regina King has reunited with American Crime creator/executive producer John Ridley for FX’s new series No Place Safe, a drama based on the Atlanta child murders during the late 1970s to 1980s. King will star and produce the series that is based on Kim Reid’s memoir No Place Safe.

According to Deadline, Wendy Calhoun (Empire) is adapting the book and will serve as producer alongside fellow American Crime producer, Michael McDonald and Reina King, sister of Regina King. The project is linked to a deal Regina King recently signed with ABC Studios for her production company Royalty Ties, where Reina King serves as the company’s development executive.

The Atlanta child murders took place between 1979 and 1980, during that time, 29 African-American children, adolescents and young adults – mostly boys – were killed. Wayne Williams, an Atlanta native, was arrested and convicted of two of the adult murders and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. The part-thriller, part-mystery memoir, No Place Safe, tells the chilling story of the hunt to find the serial killer through the eyes of 13-year old Kim Reid, whose mother was the investigator of the horrifying case.

Regina King is known for her roles in The Boondocks, Ray, Southland, Poetic Justice and American Crime, which earned the actress two Emmys. Ridley is a frequent collaborator with Micheal McDonald, as reported by Deadline. On top of American Crime, which is now on its third season, Ridley and McDonald will serve as executive producers for Ridley’s upcoming Showtime series Guerilla, starring Idris Elba.

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