Seth MacFarlane & Chadwick Boseman Team for Little Rock Nine Miniseries

Seth MacFarlane & Chadwick Boseman Team for Little Rock Nine Miniseries

Seth MacFarlane & Chadwick Boseman team for Little Rock Nine miniseries

Seth MacFarlane (The Orville) is keeping his upcoming roster of TV projects full as he is teaming up with Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) to executive produce a limited series centered on the Little Rock Nine, according to The Wrap.

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Based on Carlotta Walls LaNier’s memoir A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High, the official synopsis for the series reads as follows:

In 1957, after the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, 14 year-old Carlotta Walls is among the first black students to attend the all-white Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. She walks into an unexpectedly violent struggle against integration, which suddenly turns her and the other black students into civil rights icons. For Carlotta – a teenager at the center of a cataclysmic moment in American history – graduating with her diploma means risking her life. But Carlotta searches for a way to keep her humanity intact at school and beyond, losing then regaining her selfhood in a coming of age leavened by humor, family, friendship, and solidarity.

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Walls LaNier, who is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and the first African-American woman to graduate from the integrated high school, will serve as a consultant on the miniseries, while She’s Gotta Have It alum Eisa Davis is set to write and executive produce alongside MacFarlane and Huggins for the latter’s Fuzzy Door, Boseman and Logan Coles for the latter’s X-ception Content, Nick Marell, Cody Greenberg and Joe Micucci.

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The limited series is currently set at NBCUniversal’s Universal Content Productions under the recent overall deal MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door inked with the studio. MacFarlane is also currently developing a miniseries adaptation of The Winds of War for UCP.

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