Reported by Deadline; AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. They Can’t Kill Us All was published November 15, 2016 by Little, Brown & Company. The book was acquired by Makeready,a funded production company backed by eOne and founded by Brad Weston, last fall.
The book describes the Black Lives Matter movement in the context of U.S. history as well as Lowery’s personal history. “It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of Black Lives Matter movement seeking justice for the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.”
Wesley Lowery is a journalist at The Washington Post. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 for the paper’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015.
Response of the News from Around the Web: As most things involving BLM generates debate from both sides of the fence this news is no different. A commenter on Deadline.com, asked, “I hear its a great book, but how can they make this into a series? What’s the point? What will be the narrative focus?”
Some are wary on if the the show will be a success given the performance of racially charged media in recent memory. “Really? The soft ratings for Shots Fired and low box office results for Detroit should throw up some serious red flags.”