Regina King and John Ridley has decided to team up once again for the production of “No Safe Place,” which was adapted from Kim Reid’s memoir [click here].
King will also star in the FX series which will be based on the child murders in Atlanta around the 1970s and 1980s.
“The show is an adaption of Kim Reid’s book, No Safe Place, A Memoir; Empire’s Wendy Calhoun (who’s also executive producing with Ridley, Regina King, and King’s sister, Reina) will be adapting it. Reid’s mother was the detective investigating the murders, when Reid was 13. The book recounts the climate in the black community in Atlanta from the perspective of a 13 year old, who balances a growing awareness of the dangers and vulnerabilities of being young and black in the South, in a city where black children and teens were disappearing by the dozens, alongside the fact that she attended a predominantly white private school– not to mention the everyday concerns and dramas of adolescence.”
What a PERFECT time to produce such a series! Especially when we’re still dealing the disappearance of dozens of DC teen girls, and it seems like most are placing blame on either the parents or calling the girls runaways.
Even though Regina hasn’t spoken out, Ridley discussed the collaboration and support of ABC Studios exclusively with Variety Magazine stating:
“It’s been a really, really good partnership. They’ve been amazingly supportive. They’ve given me a lot of latitude. They’ve been great about saying, ‘If that’s what you’re really passionate about, how can we support it?”
AMAZING! We’ll keep you guys posted about when the show will air.