Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, a personality created by writer Walter Mosley, is getting one other shot on tv after Amblin Television signed as much as develop a sequence.
The manufacturing firm has closed a deal to adapt Mosley’s tales – Rawlins has appeared in 15 novels and quick tales – with The Americans and Amazing Stories director Sylvain White on board to direct the pilot episode and exec produce.
The sequence, based mostly on the gritty detective novels, will focus on Easy, a Black WWII Army veteran turned hard-boiled personal eye. The show might be set in 1950’s Los Angeles and can honor the good traditions of storytelling within the detective style, whereas additionally exploring the racial inequalities and social injustice skilled by Black folks and different folks of coloration.
It is the newest try to get Rawlins on to the small display – John Wells tried an Easy Rawlins sequence at NBC again in 2011 and USA Network additionally tried a model seven years earlier than that. The character of Easy Rawlins additionally beforehand appeared on display within the 1995 movie Devil in a Blue Dress, which starred Denzel Washington
Amblin Television co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will even exec produce alongside Snowfall exec producer Mosley, his producing companion Diane Houslin for his or her firm B.O.B. FilmHouse, and Jeremy Bolt of JB Pictures.
The books are set between the Nineteen Forties and Sixties and the sequence began with 1990’s Devil in a Blue Dress. Mosley’s newest Easy Rawlins novel, Blood Grove, launched earlier this month.
Alex Maggioni, SVP Television, will oversee the day-to-day improvement of the venture for Amblin, alongside Frank and Falvey.
White is represented by UTA, Artist First, and Jeff Endlich at Morris Yorn. Mosley is represented by CAA, Gloria Loomis, and Tom Selz.
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