Fox’s event series Shots Fired just hooked three big fish.
Co-created by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious), the project stars Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball) as an expert investigator digging into a series of racially charged shootings in a small Tennessee town.
Hunt, Dreyfuss and Moyer will respectively play Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina; Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings; and Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department who gets caught in the middle of the investigation.
This marks Hunt’s first regular series gig since Mad About You ended its seven-season run in 1999. Meanwhile, Moyer is coming off of FX’s short-lived Bastard Executioner, and Dreyfuss recently starred in ABC’s limited series Madoff.
The trio joins a cast that includes Stephan James (Selma), Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome) and Tristan Wilds (90210). Shots Fired will premiere later this year.