Acclaimed poet/playwright Chinaka Hodge has teamed up with Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), and Charles King’s production company Macro for a new television series titled, Minors.
Based on Cretton’s experience working in residential foster care, Coogler’s East Bay area upbringing and time working in a juvenile detention facility, and Hodge’s experience teaching under-served youth in Bay Area continuation schools, Minors will explore juvenile facilities and the kids who grow up in the system.
THR reports that Cretton, Coogler, and Hodge will serve as executive producers alongside Charles D. King, Founder & CEO of Macro; Kim Roth, President, Production; and Poppy Hanks, Senior Vice President, Production.
Chinaka Hodge graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and received her MFA in Writing for Film and TV in 2012. In January 2013, Hodge was a Sundance Feature Film Lab Fellow for her script, 700th & Int’l. Minors will be the first television project for Hodge, and with authentic, diverse story-telling at the forefront of the Hollywood landscape, this project will undoubtedly find a home with a major network, digital platform, or a premium cable station.
Charles King‘s Macro is a multi-platform media company that focuses on creating premium content for African American, Latino and multicultural audiences. King left William Morris Endeavor a little over a year ago to produce film and television projects targeting African American, Latino and multicultural audiences.
We are looking forward to following this project!