Thursday, December 10, 2015

FOX Orders Event Series 'Shots Fired' Starring Sanaa Lathan

FOX has ordered Shots Fired, a new dramatic event series from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. It examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. The event series will debut in 2016.

"Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment," said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "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."

Shots Fired will star Sanaa Lathan as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor 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 volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.

The series is written and executive produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brain Grazer and Francie will also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct. 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema will produce.