Facebook Orders Kerry Washington-Produced Drama Series for Watch

In an effort to continue their move into scripted programming, Facebook has ordered a drama series that is backed by Scandal actress Kerry Washington, who is set to executive produce. The series will air on Watch, the new platform that the social networking site has created to create and cultivate original programming.

Variety exclusively reports that the 10-episode series, entitled Five Points, takes place in the South Side of Chicago and gives the perspective of five different high school students – i.e. five points of view. Following a life-altering event, the viewer will need all five perspectives to understand the true picture of really happened during that event. Signed on to the cast so far are actresses Hayley Kiyoko (Insecure, CSI: Cyber) and Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, The Fosters).

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Indigenous and Facebook in order to tell this important, thought-provoking and compelling story,” Washington revealed in a statement.

The Adam Giaudrone-created series will also feature Giaudrone serving as an executive producer and writer. Washington, of course, will be joining the ranks as executive producer as well, underneath her Simpson Street Productions banner. Indigenous Media is acting as the studio.

“We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Kerry Washington join our producing team. Her strong perspective coupled with Thomas Carter’s gifted direction will take Five Points to the next level,” co-founder of Indigenous Media said.

Five Points joins a few other original programs on the Watch platform that the tech giant has recently rolled out. Other shows include a reality show following NBA star Lonzo Ball and his family called Ball in the Family, a Nicole Byer-led comedy show called Loosely Exactly Nicole, and Humans of New York: The Series based on the social art project dominating the web.

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