Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy) is set to star in a drama from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.
Given the green light by Fox, Shots Fired starring Sanaa Lathan is the dramatic new event series from Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Notorious), that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.
“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,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Sanaa Lathan will star 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 event series will debut in 2016.
The series is written and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also will serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct.