New ABC Drama Coming From ’12 Years a Slave’ Writer

Oct 25, 2013  •  Post A Comment

ABC is developing a drama written and executive produced by the writer of the film “12 Years a Slave,” John Ridley, reports Deadline.com.

The project, "American Crime," is set in the Central Valley of California and focuses on a murder with racial aspects, looking at the lives of the people impacted by the crime.

“The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics,” the story notes.

Ridley is considered an Oscar contender for his script for “12 Years a Slave.”

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