Ryan Coogler, Destin Cretton and Charles King’s Macro Team Up for ‘Minors’ TV Series

Ryan Coogler Destin Daniel Charles D
Courtesy of WME

“Creed” director Ryan Coogler, “Short Term 12” helmer Destin Daniel Cretton and production company Macro (founded by Charles King) are teaming to develop a new TV series, “Minors,” Variety has learned.

Created by Coogler, Cretton and writer Chinaka Hodge, “Minors” will tackle institutionalization in a unique and fresh way by exploring juvenile facilities and the kids that grow up in the system. The drama will be specifically structured to show how the facilities shape the kids over a one-year time period. The project is 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 underserved youth in Bay Area continuation schools and her 15 years of working with local youth.

The series will be exec produced by Coogler, Cretton, Hodge, King, Macro’s president of production Kim Roth, and Macro’s SVP of production Poppy Hanks. “Short Term 12” producer Asher Goldstein will serve as co-executive producer. Coogler and Cretton will direct the series, with Hodge penning the scripts. It remains to be seen where the project will land, but given the auspices, the show is likely to attract interest from both traditional and streaming networks.

Following the success of “Creed,” which scored Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, Coogler will next direct Marvel’s “Black Panther.” Cretton is set to direct the adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir, “The Glass Castle.” Hodge previously served as an associate producer of HBO’s “Brave New Voices,” and appeared in the premium cabler’s “Poetry.” She is a founding member of Blackout for Human Rights.

Coogler, Cretton and Hodge are all repped by WME, where King previously served as partner before launching Macro, the multiplatform media company that focuses on premium content creation, distribution and engagement for African American, Latino and multicultural audiences.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Nanny Mo says:

    How do we know that they didn’t just get these jobs due to fear from racist name callers in Hollywood? I don’t see a single Asian nor White face, so it’s racism. (See where this leads?) Race over talent, and we all suffer.

    • Anna says:

      You are an idiot Nanny Mo. You are really trying to say that Charles King gave himself a job because he is black? Try to look past your hatred and spite to actually READ the article next time.

More TV News from Variety

Loading