Sanaa Lathan Fox Series

Fox Orders to Series Racially Charged Drama About Small-Town Shootings

Fox has found inspiration in real-life current events, handing a formal series order to Shots Fired, an event series about racially charged shootings in a small town.

Co-created by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious), the timely drama stars Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball) as an expert investigator digging into a series of shootings in a small Tennessee town. Alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice, she must navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as the pair seeks justice before the divided town erupts.

“Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment,” Fox entertainment president David Madden said in a statement. “This is not only an important story to tell, but also an explosive mystery-thriller, and we couldn’t be in better hands both with the creative team behind this, along with the very talented Sanaa Lathan leading the cast.”

Prince-Bythewood and Bythewood will pen the script and executive-produce with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

Shots Fired will debut sometime in 2016. Will you be tuning in?