Fox is diving headfirst into the police brutality headlines with a new thriller series titled Shots Fired. The show, created by Love & Basketball Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie—stars Sanaa Lathan as an investigator in a Tennessee town who works with a Department of Justice-sanctioned prosecutor.
Variety reports that the series “follows the aftermath of racially charged shootings” and that the lead characters “navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases while also attempting to seek justice before the divided town erupts.” Prince-Bythewood most recently directed the highly underrated 2015 romantic drama Beyond the Lights.
“Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment, Fox’s entertainment president David Madden told Variety.
Shots Fired has just recently received the green light so we’ll keep you posted on a premiere date as soon as the info is available.