Finally, Sanaa Lathan is coming back to television.
Love & Basketball star Sanaa Lathan has been cast as the lead in the project, which examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee. The untitled drama (aka Indictment) had been in development at Fox for a while. A pilot script has been completed, which the network has followed up by ordering a bible with the intention of picking up the project straight to series once the bible is delivered.
The untitled Gina Prince-Bythewood event series, from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine Television, will star Lathan 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.
I’m not sure how I feel about the premise, but I’ll definitely be watching whenever it premieres.
Read more at Deadline.