×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

John Ridley and Regina King Developing ‘No Place Safe’ for FX

John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again.

The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in 2015.

Wendy Calhoun (“Empire,” “Nashville”) is adapting the book by Kim Reid. Along with Ridley and King, Michael McDonald and Reina King are also producing.

Part mystery thriller, part coming-of-age story and part civil-rights history, “No Place Safe” is a memoir set in 1979 at the time of the Atlanta child murders and told through the eyes of a young African-American teenager. Reid’s mother, an investigator in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office who was on the task force searching for the serial killer, told her in detail about the quest for the murderer of 29 victims, mostly young black boys.

Ridley discussed the project in his recent cover story with Variety, as an example of the creative support ABC Studios has given him.

“It’s been a really, really good partnership. They’ve been amazingly supportive. They’ve given me a lot of latitude,” said Ridley. “They’ve been great about saying, ‘If that’s what you’re really passionate about, how can we support it?'”

King, who has won two Emmys for her work on “American Crime,” recently signed a two-year production deal with ABC Studios.

More TV

  • 'Fleabag' Gets French Makeover as Studiocanal's

    'Fleabag' to Get French Makeover as Studiocanal's First In-House Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • Celestial Tiger Expands Originals Slate With

    Celestial Tiger Expands Originals Slate With Trio of Cantonese Shows

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • THE MIDDLE - "A Heck of

    ABC Passes on 'The Middle' Spinoff Starring Eden Sher

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • Take Two Canceled

    ABC Cancels Rachel Bilson's 'Take Two' After One Season

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • ESPN Offices

    ESPN Loses 2 Million Subscribers in Fiscal 2018

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

    Satanic Temple Settles 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Lawsuit Against Netflix

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

  • Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande Blasts Piers Morgan Over Nudity Comments

    John Ridley and his “American Crime” star Regina King are teaming up again. The duo are developing “No Place Safe” about the Atlanta child murders in the late 1970s and 1980s from ABC Signature Studios for FX. King is also set to star in the project based on Kim Reid’s memoir, which the Oscar-winning producer optioned back in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content