Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Hustle & Flow) has partnered with Radical Media to develop a TV drama based on the life of undercover LAPD detective Ronald Farwell, reports Variety.
“Pigs and Panthers” will be set in 1960s and early 1970s Los Angeles, when Farwell infiltrated the Black Panthers. The trade says the project will draw from the story of Farwell and his wife, an L.A. Sheriff’s deputy, as he soon finds himself on the wrong side of the Black Panther Party, the FBI and the LAPD itself.
Howard’s production company, A Huge Quality Film, is developing the project and will produce with Radical Media. Ron Hutchinson (“The Tuskegee Airmen”) is writing the pilot.
“That time in our lives had a tremendous impact on our society, which can be felt even today,” Howard said. “We’ve put the right creative team in place to tell this fascinating story.”