AMC Develops Black Lives Matter Series Based on 'They Can't Kill Us All'
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Written by LaToya Morgan ('Into the Badlands'), the potential series will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters.

AceShowbiz - In the wake of Charlottesville attack, AMC has put in development a drama about the Black Lives Matter movement. According to Deadline, the planned series will be based on Wesley Lowrey's best-selling non-fiction book "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement".

Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods has led to police brutality. The Amazon description of "They Can't Kill Us" reads, "Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowrey traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today."

The description continues, "In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowrey speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims' families as well as local activists." Lowrey tries to examine "the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing" by posing the question "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?"

Lowrey was a lead on the publication's 2016 Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fatal Force" project. It is a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015.

The upcoming series hails from Brad Weston's Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan ("Into the Badlands", "Turn: Washington's Spies"), who will executive produce with Weston and Pam Abdy and Scott Nemes. The potential series will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters.

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