Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, a personality created by writer Walter Mosley, is getting one other shot on tv after Amblin Tv signed as much as develop a sequence.
The manufacturing firm has closed a deal to adapt Mosley’s tales – Rawlins has appeared in 15 novels and quick tales – with The Individuals and Superb Tales director Sylvain White on board to direct the pilot episode and exec produce.
The sequence, primarily based on the gritty detective novels, will focus on Straightforward, a Black WWII Military veteran turned hard-boiled non-public eye. The present might be set in 1950’s Los Angeles and can honor the good traditions of storytelling within the detective style, whereas additionally exploring the racial inequalities and social injustice skilled by Black individuals and different individuals of colour.
It’s the newest try and get Rawlins on to the small display screen – John Wells tried an Straightforward Rawlins sequence at NBC again in 2011 and USA Community additionally tried a model seven years earlier than that. The character of Straightforward Rawlins additionally beforehand appeared on display screen within the 1995 movie Satan in a Blue Costume, which starred Denzel Washington
Amblin Tv co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey may also exec produce alongside Snowfall exec producer Mosley, his producing companion Diane Houslin for his or her firm B.O.B. FilmHouse, and Jeremy Bolt of JB Photos.
The books are set between the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Sixties and the sequence began with 1990’s Satan in a Blue Costume. Mosley’s newest Straightforward Rawlins novel, Blood Grove, launched earlier this month.
Alex Maggioni, SVP Tv, will oversee the day-to-day growth of the undertaking for Amblin, alongside Frank and Falvey.
White is represented by UTA, Artist First, and Jeff Endlich at Morris Yorn. Mosley is represented by CAA, Gloria Loomis, and Tom Selz.