ABC is placing Keegan-Michael Key on the case. The comic is ready to executive-produce and star in a drama collection primarily based on Stephen Mack Jones’ August Snow crime novels, our sister web site Deadline reviews. The mission has been given a script dedication plus penalty.
Jones, who’s serving as a consulting producer, started publishing his August Snow collection in 2018. When the character was first launched, he was described as “powerful, sensible and struggling to remain alive … the embodiment of Detroit,” per the official description. “The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mom, August grew up within the metropolis’s Mexicantown and joined the police drive solely to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. However August fought again; he took on the town and obtained himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on buddies. He has simply returned to the home he grew up in after a 12 months away, and shortly learns he has many scores to settle.”
A second August Snow e book, titled Lives Laid Away, was launched on Oct. 22, 2019, with a 3rd, titled Lifeless of Winter, scheduled to hit “cabinets” on Might 4, 2021.
Greatest recognized for starring reverse Jordan Peele on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Key’s prolonged small-screen resume contains memorable work on exhibits like Mad TV, Parks and Recreation, Enjoying Home and Associates From Faculty. His movie credit embody starring roles in Keanu, Toy Story 4, The Lion King and the current Netflix musical The Promenade (amongst so many different motion pictures).
Paul Eckstein (Godfather of Harlem) will write the mission, executive-producing alongside Think about TV Studios’ Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey, Gaspin Media’s Jeff Gaspin and Tony Sabistina, and Elle Key.