Regina King will team with American Crime creator John Ridley to develop No Place Safe at FX
American Crime star Regina King (Enemy of the State, The Leftovers) is re-teaming with the series creator and producer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Undercover Brother) to develop No Place Safe for FX Networks, according to Variety. The series is about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s, and based on on Kim Reid’s memoir “No Place Safe,” inspired by her life story. ABC Signature Studios is producing the series. Wendy Calhoun (Empire) is adapting the book as well as executive producing with Ridley, Michael McDonald (American Crime), Reina King and Regina King.
The Amazon synopsis for the book states: “Between 1979 and 1981, twenty-nine children disappeared from the streets of Atlanta. In this compelling memoir, Kim Reid grows up in the shadow of her mother’s job as an investigator on the Missing and Murdered Children case. Thirteen-year-old Kim Reid will never forget the summer of 1979. When she isn’t thinking about boys, makeup, and starting high school in the fall, she’s busy taking care of her little sister while her single mom works as a cop. By midsummer, the discovery of two murdered teens along a quiet Atlanta road changes everything.”
Regina King is known for her work on the series American Crime, for which she has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie. She’s also known for The Leftovers, Seven Seconds, The Boondocks, Southland and 24. She appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Janine Davis. Ridley has executive produced 12 Years a Slave, The Wanda Sykes Show, Ben Hur, Barbershop and Third Watch. Are you guys interested in the series? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSonnnet.