AMC Set to Develop Drama Series Based on ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

AMC is set to create a new drama series based on Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s acclaimed book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice.

Published in 2016, the book examines the effects of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with poor schools, crumbling infrastructure, and absences of jobs that lead to the high-profile police brutality cases all over the U.S. and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Written by LaToya Morgan (Shameless, Turn: Washington’s Spies), the forthcoming series will echo current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters – as Deadline reports.

Lowery recently shared the exciting news on Twitter, noting he was “excited to be exploring this new project with the amazing @MorganicInk (LaToya Morgan)”

According to Deadline, Morgan will also serve as executive producer alongside Markeready founder and CEO Brad Weston and creative heads Pam Abdy (Man on the Moon) and Scott Nemes (Twilight Zone: The Movie).

Last year, Lowery earned a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting after he spearheaded the Washington Post’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015.

As Rolling Stone reports, the news of AMC’s new series comes after Amazon announced that it is creating its own series, Black America. The alt-history series envisions how the country would be like if African Americans were rewarded with their own portion of the Southern states as compensation following the Civil War. Along with Amazon, HBO also announced an alt-history series that made headlines for the wrong reason. The controversial show titled “Confederate” shows the country if the South won the Civil War and slavery became a modern institution.

Details on AMC’s new series are developing.

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