The Fox network has a drama in development from Idris Elba of “The Wire” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Deadline.com reports that the new project is “The Crusaders.” The hourlong series comes from Elba and writer-director Thomas Ikimi, along with Legendary TV and di Bonaventura Television.
Elba and Ikimi worked together on Ikimi’s 2010 film “Legacy,” written and directed by Ikimi and starring Elba.
“Written by Ikimi, ‘The Crusaders,’ which has a script commitment, focuses on an extended family of second-generation Africans living in the U.S. who specialize in locating and returning valuable objects stolen from Africa during colonial occupation,” Deadline reports. “British-born Ikimi and Elba are both of African descent. Elba executive produces the project through his Green Door Pictures, along with Ikimi through T&T Studios and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott via di Bonaventura Television.”