Sanaa Lathan To Star In Fox Police Shooting Event Series


Sanaa Lathan has landed the leading role in an event series being developed by Fox. The untitled project is from Love & Basketball filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire executive producer Brian Grazer.

According to Deadline, the series examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African American police officer kills a white teen in Tennessee. The drama had been in development at Fox for a while, and a pilot script has been completed. The network has followed up by ordering a bible with intentions of picking up the project straight to series once the bible is delivered.

[Sanaa] will star as an expert investigator who digs into the police shooting case, 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 a volatile case as they seek justice before the divided town erupts in a race war.

The actress is coming off a lead role in the feature thriller The Perfect Guy, which debuted at No. 1 at the box office last month. Congrats Sanaa!

Photo: Sanaa Lathan – Instagram

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