Originally posted Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
An FX drama announced last year about the Atlanta child murders isn’t happening.
Emmy-winning actress Regina King was supposed to star.
The series was going to be a co-production between King and John Ridley (”American Crime”).
An FX spokeswoman today confirmed it never made it to series.
The Atlanta child murders happened almost four decades ago where dozens of young African-American children and teens were murdered, causing a national uproar and massive hunt for a serial killer. Many murders were attached to Wayne Williams, but he was ultimately placed into prison for murders of adults.
The series would have told the story through the eyes of a 13-year-old Reid whose mother was an investigator in the case.
King happens to be back in Atlanta right now shooting an HBO pilot about superheroes called “Watchmen,” which also stars Louis Gossett Jr., Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison (”Sleepy Hollow”) and Adelaide Clemens (”Rectify”). Her series “Seven Seconds” on Netflix was cancelled after one season this past spring.