Based on a true story, Matt Ruskin’s Crown Heights documents Colin Warner’s inconceivable experience of spending 21 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
From timely literary essays to lyrical prose and short stories, here are five diverse books to add to your reading list this autumn.
Critical Content will develop a scripted drama series based on Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography ‘Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.’
Marie-Denise Douyon, a Canadian fine artist with Haitian roots, began a life of migratory journeys. Growing up in North Africa, first in Algeria and then Morocco, her unique childhood experiences were meshed with distinctive artistic expressions and multicultural identities, which shaped her into the artist she is today.
Currently under development, Starz is teaming up with Common to develop a new action-drama program based on Marc Olden’s Black Samurai book series. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and CSI’s Jerry Bruckheimer will be executive producing.
N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning science fiction fantasy novel ‘The Fifth Season’ is currently being developed into a television series at TNT. Shortly following the announcement of Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Who Fears Death’ novel being adapted for television, the news is yet another exciting victory for black authors telling distinctive stories.
Filled with authenticity, Chapter & Verse profoundly depicts the predicament of a recently released ex-con (Daniel Beaty) striving to create a new life for himself on the mean, unforgiving streets of Harlem.
Esteemed actor Samuel L. Jackson has landed his first major television series role, according to an exclusive report by Deadline.
Amazon is developing Black America, an alternate history drama series where freed slaves have control over the South. Black America hails from top feature producer Will Packer and Award-winning The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.
‘Atlanta’ star Brian Tyree Henry and Forrest Gump’s Mykelti Williamson have joined David Oyelowo and Storm Reid in the upcoming film ‘Only You.’
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