Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins can be sleuthing his method again to the display. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has closed a deal to develop and produce a tv collection tailored from Walter Mosley’s bestselling gritty historic fiction thriller collection starring Rawlins, certainly one of literature’s hottest Black investigators.
The drama, based mostly on Mosley’s fifteen novels and assortment of quick tales centered on the WWII military veteran turned hard-boiled personal eye, can be set in 1950’s Los Angeles. Per the logline, the show will honor the good traditions of storytelling within the detective style, whereas additionally exploring the racial inequities and social injustice skilled by BIPOC and different non-white individuals.
“Stomp the Yard” and “The Losers” director Sylvain White is connected to govt produce the Easy Rawlins collection and can also be set to direct the pilot episode. Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“The Americans, “Haunting of Bly Manor”) can even govt produce with Mosley, his producing companion Diane Houslin for their firm B.O.B FilmHouse, Inc., and “Resident Evil” producer Jeremy Bolt of JB Pictures. White labored with Amblin on “The Americans.” Alex Maggioni, senior VP of tv, will oversee the event of the venture for Amblin, alongside Frank and Falvey.
The final time Rawlins followers noticed the P.I. off the pages and on the display was Denzel Washington’s rendition of the protagonist in 1995 neo-noir crime thriller flick “Devil in a Blue Dress,” directed by Carl Franklin and shot by Tak Fujimoto. The film additionally featured performances from Don Cheadle and Jennifer Beals; it’s presently out there to stream on Tubi.
Mosley has written greater than 60 critically acclaimed books which have been translated in over 23 languages. His work has appeared in “The New York Times” and “The Nation,” amongst different publications. Mosley has been awarded an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, a PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and The National Book Foundation’s 2020 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. His newest Easy Rawlins novel, Blood Grove,” was launched on Feb. 2, 2021. Mosley additionally serves as an govt producer for FX’s “Snowfall.”
Amblin Television presently has varied tasks in levels of manufacturing and launch, together with “Resident Alien” for SYFY, “Animaniacs” for Hulu, “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, “Halo” for Showtime, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” and “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for HBO Max and an untitled “Goonies” venture pilot for Fox.
White is represented by UTA, Artist First, and Jeff Endlich at Morris Yorn. Mosley is represented by CAA, Gloria Loomis, and Tom Selz.