The group comprised of nine African-American schoolgirls who enrolled at the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas following the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, which declared segregation unconstitutional in 1954.
Boseman and MacFarlane will both executive produce the scripted series, which is based on the book A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High by Carlotta Walls LaNier.
The author was the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and the first African-American woman to graduate from the school.
The series' logline reads: "In 1957, after the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, 14 year-old Carlotta Walls is among the first Black students to attend the all-white Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.
"She walks into an unexpectedly violent struggle against integration, which suddenly turns her and the other Black students into civil rights icons. For Carlotta – a teenager at the center of a cataclysmic moment in American history – graduating with her diploma means risking her life.
"But Carlotta searches for a way to keep her humanity intact at school and beyond, losing then regaining her selfhood in a coming of age leavened by humor, family, friendship, and solidarity."
She's Gotta Have It's Eisa Davis be writer and executive producer, with Boseman's company Xception Content and MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door working on the project.
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