Regina King Set To Star In Show About the Atlanta Murders

Published On April 20, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Emmy-winning actress Regina King has now reteamed up with series creator of ‘American Crime,’ John Ridley, for his new project, ‘No Place Safe.’

This drama series will tell the story of the Atlanta child murders, which was first brought to light by Kim Reid’s memoir of the same name. The book was inspired by her life story and will be produced by ABC Signature Studios.

Wendy Calhoun is adapting this book and in addition to writing, she is expected to executive produce with Ridley and Michael McDonald, as well as King.

This project stems from the deal that King recently made with ABC studios for her production company, Royal Ties. Her sister, Reina, serves as the development executive for the company.

Ridley, who is also under a deal with ABC Studios, is a frequent collaborator with McDonald on many projects. In addition to the widely popularized show ‘American Crime,’ which is now in it’s third season, Ridley is also working on another show with actor Idris Elba.

The story of the Atlanta child murders took place in the city of Atlanta, GA from mid-1979 to about May of 1980. During that time, there were about 28 African American children – mainly boys – that were strangled and killed.

Atlanta’s own Wayne Williams was arrested and convicted of two of the murders and sentenced to life in prison. He was also linked to other child murder cases, though he has yet to be tried or convicted in any of them.

No Place Safe actually tells the story of the hunt for the killer through the eyes of then-13-year-old Reid whose mother worked as an investigator on the case.

We are excited about this new dramatic series that will be coming to television and we will give you the news as it continues to unfold, in regards to this new show.

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