Wesley Lowery’s bestselling book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice, is going to be transformed into an AMC drama.
Published by Little, Brown, & Company in 2016, Lowery’s book was acquired by Brad Weston’s Makeready last fall. The book looks at our country’s extensive history of racially biased policing in neighborhoods across the nation. It also touches on the effects of failing schools, crumbling infrastructure, and too few jobs on young black men. These are just a few of the factors that led to the recent high-profile police brutality cases in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, and elsewhere.
Lowey, who has served as a reported at The Washington Post for many years, was a lead reporter on the paper’s “Fatal Force” project, which won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016. The Fatal Force project was a database that tracked nearly 1000 police shootings in 2015 alone.
LaToya Morgan, writer of Intro the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spices, will write the series. Morgan is under an overall deal at AMC and will work with creative heads Scott Nemes and Pam Adby. Morgan is represented by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment, CAA, and Rob Szymanski.
They Can’t Kill Us All is the latest in the developing Makeready television division, headed by Nemes, which is providing funds for development. They are joining with Entertainment One, who will handle international distribution.