Fast Color: Viola Davis Executive Producing Series Adaptation at Amazon

Fast Color: Viola Davis executive producing series adaptation at Amazon

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis (Fences, How to Get Away with Murder) developing Fast Color, a series adaptation of the film, for Amazon Studios. Davis will serve as an executive producer on the project.

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The series is based on the 2018 movie that follows three African American women, played by Lorraine Toussaint, Gugu Mbatha Raw, and Saniyya Sidney, from different generations who have superpowers.

The Fast Color series will focus on Ruth (played by Mbatha-Raw in the film), a runaway and drug addict who returns home and rediscovers powers she thought she had lost, and that her family has long kept secret. Three generations of black women reconnect, and as they learn more about those who came before, they realize one of them could save the world.

Julia Hart, who co-wrote and directed the film, and movie co-writer Jordan Horowitz are set to write and direct the pilot. The project comes from Davis and husband Julia Tennon’s JuVee Productions alongside Hart and Horowitz’s Original Headquarters and LD Entertainment.

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Hart, Horowitz, Davis, Tennon, Pete Shilaimon, JuVee’s Andrew Wang, and LD’s Mickey Liddell will serve as executive producers on the pilot.

Davis’ JuVee Productions is developing the project under its first-look feature deal with Amazon. Other upcoming projects include a Shirley Chisholm biopic and a series based on the novel Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.