Chadwick Boseman, Seth MacFarlane to produce limited series about Little Rock Nine for UCP

The series will follow the Little Rock Nine, who were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957, and their violent struggle against integration in school.

FP Staff August 19, 2020 16:56:47 IST
Chadwick Boseman, Seth MacFarlane to produce limited series about Little Rock Nine for UCP

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and actor-writer Seth MacFarlane will executive produce a limited series about the Little Rock Nine group.

The project, which hails from Universal Content Productions, will be written and executive produced by Eisa Davis, the studio said in a statement posted on its official website.

It is part of MacFarlane and Erica Huggins' Fuzzy Door's overall television deal with NBC Universal.

McFarlane's tweeted about the collaboration recently

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the governor of Arkansas.

The limited series is based on the best-selling memoir A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High by Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of The Little Rock Nine and the first African American female to graduate from the integrated school.

It will follow LaNier as she walks into an unexpectedly violent struggle against integration, which suddenly turns her and the other black students into civil rights icons.

"For Carlotta - a teenager at the center of a cataclysmic moment in American history - graduating with her diploma means risking her life. But Carlotta searches for a way to keep her humanity intact at school and beyond, losing then regaining her selfhood in a coming of age leavened by humour, family, friendship, and solidarity," the official plotline read.

MacFarlane and Huggins will executive produce for Fuzzy Door, alongside Boseman and Logan Coles of Xception Content.

Nick Marell, Coby Greenberg and Joe Micucci will also serve as executive producers.

Updated Date:

also read

Jared Bell of Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh faces charges of attempted child endangerment
Entertainment

Jared Bell of Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh faces charges of attempted child endangerment

The court said that Jared Bell allegedly "engaged in an inappropriate social media chat with the victim" when she was 15.

Insecure star Issa Rae to voice Spider-Woman in upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel
Entertainment

Insecure star Issa Rae to voice Spider-Woman in upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel

The sequel of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is expected to premiere in theatres on 7 October, 2022.

Ernie Lively, Sisterhood of Travelling Pants actor and father of Blake Lively, passes away aged 74
Entertainment

Ernie Lively, Sisterhood of Travelling Pants actor and father of Blake Lively, passes away aged 74

Ernie Lively passed away due to cardiac complications in Los Angeles on 3 June.