*AMC is developing a drama series based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice, reports Deadline.
Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of Black Lives Matter movement seeking justice for the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.
The book was acquired last fall by Brad Weston’s Makeready. Writer LaToya Morgan (“Into the Badlands,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies”), who has an overall deal at AMC, will write the potential series.
Morgan’s scripts will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters. Morgan will also executive produce with Makeready’s Weston and creative heads Pam Abdy and Scott Nemes.
Lowery, a reporter at The Washington Post, was a lead on the paper’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015. The project won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016.
Watch interviews with Lowery about They Can’t Kill Us All below: