Emmy-winning American Crime co-star Regina King has joined FX drama series No Place Safe created and executive produced by John Ridley. This will be the second collaboration for King and Ridley as they currently work together on the FX hit series American Crime.
The drama series revolves around the Atlanta child murders, and is based on Kim Reid’s memoir No Place Safe and inspired by her life story.
The Atlanta child murders occurred in Atlanta, GA from mid-1979 until May 1980. During that period, at least 28 African American children, adolescents and young adults – mainly boys- were killed. Atlanta native Wayne Williams was arrested and convicted of two of the adult murders and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Police since have attributed a number of the child murders to Williams and closed the cases, although he has not been tried or convicted in any of those cases. No Place Safe tells the story of the hunt for the killer through the eyes of then-13-years-old Reid whose mother was an investigator on the case.
ABC Signature Studios is producing. Wendy Calhoun (Empire) is adapting the book. In addition to writing, she is executive producing with Ridley and fellow American Crime executive producer Michael McDonald as well as Reina King and Regina King. The project hails from Regina King’s production company Royal Ties, that currently has an overall deal with ABC.