Emmy-award winning actress Regina King is set to rehash the drama surrounding the Atlanta child murders in a new television series. The series will be based off of Kim Reid’s memoir “No Place Safe,” which tells the story through the eyes of 13-year-old Reid whose mother served as an investigator on the case.

King will create and executive produce the series along with John Ridley.  The “American Crime” co-star’s production company Royal Ties, recently inked a deal with ABC Studios. “No Place Safe” will air on FX.

“No Place Safe” will capture the city’s tone and pure disbelief of the disappearance of African-American kids around the years 1979-1980. In a one year span, approximately 28 kids, primarily boys, were killed by a local man name Wayne Williams. Although there’s been many conspiracy theories that the Atlanta Police Dept, the Klan, or even a copycat murderer, were the real ones responsible for the crimes. However, Williams were eventually convicted of two of the older kids and was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

In the years following, the APD have suggested that Williams were responsible for more than two of the murders, but those cases were eventually closed. Williams was not tried or convicted for those murders.

Source: Deadline

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