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Reports say that AMC is developing a new drama series based on Wesley Lowery’s book “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement,” a chronicle black deaths at the hands of the police from Michael Brown to Philando Castile, and the rise of Black Lives Matter.

The potential series would be written and executive produced by LaToya Morgan, a writer and producer for other AMC series “TURN: Washington’s Spies” and “Into the Badlands”. Morgan signed a two-year overall deal with AMC under Brad Weston’s production company Makeready. According to Deadline, the drama would “reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters.”

The bestselling nonfiction book was published in 2016 by Little, Brown and Company, and centers on the question: “What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?” the book’s description says. “Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs.”

Lowery is a Washington Post journalist and also worked on the newspaper’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracks police …read more


Source:: Salon.com

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