Fox is developing a timely, ripped-from-the-headlines event series about a racially-charged police shooting, with Sanaa Lathan on board to star.
Co-written and directed by Lathan’s Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood, the project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.
Lathan will play an expert investigator who digs into the case, alongside a special prosecutor (casting TBD) sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such a volatile case, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts in a race war.
Exec-producing alongside Prince-Bythewood are Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Reggie Rock Bythewood (who is also co-writing).
Lathan’s TV credits include recurring roles on Nip/Tuck and Boss.