According to Deadline, the potential drama will come from Into the Badlands writer LaToya Morgan. Morgan, who has an overall deal with AMC, will write the script and produce. The series, if greenlit, will “reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters,” Deadlinesays.
Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post, worked on a project which tracked police shootings in 2015, and the piece went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 2016.
According to the publisher, Lowery’s book offers “a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice.” It also explores the black community’s “long history” of being on the receiving end of “perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination.”