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AMC Is Reportedly Making a TV Series About Black Lives Matter


According to a report from Deadline, AMC is developing a drama based on Wesley Lowery's nonfiction bestseller "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice.

The book, published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, details how the highly publicized deaths of several black individuals at the hands of the police gave way to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. A description of the book obtained by Bleeding Cool, states, in part:

“A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it.

...They Can’t Kill Us All is a galvanizing book that offers more than just behind-the-scenes coverage of the story of citizen resistance to police brutality. It will also explain where the movement came from, where it is headed and where it still has to go.”

"They Can't Kill Us All" was acquired by production company Makeready to be written for television. The potential series will be adapted by AMC writer LaToya Morgan, who recently signed a two-year overall deal and has helmed other projects for the network. 

No major casting announcements or show details have been released. But if the show does manage to hit production, it's fair to say people are sure to take notice.

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