Marvel star Don Cheadle making show about Black Lives Matter origin

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  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle
    American actor
  • Wesley Lowery
    American journalist
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

Marvel star Don Cheadle will serve as executive producer on a series on the origin of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Deadline reports that Wesley Lowery's critically acclaimed book They Can't Kill Us All is being turned into a television show at AMC. Cheadle is exec co-producing with Lowery and Brad Weston.

Like the book, the series will offer a look at the movement from its inception in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer in 2014.

Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

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Lowery's book – which won the 2017 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose from the LA Times – features several interviews conducted during the course of over one year reporting on the ground.

The author and journalist did his research in some of the most heavily policed areas in the United States to document life in those neighbourhoods.

Lowery travelled from Ferguson to Cleveland, Ohio and in Charleston, South Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland, and then back to Ferguson.

A release date for the series is yet to be confirmed.

Photo credit: Dan Kitwood - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dan Kitwood - Getty Images

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Also on the docket for Cheadle is Marvel's Armor Wars show for Disney+.

The series will feature Cheadle reprise his role as Col James Rhodes (aka War Machine) to chase down stolen Stark Industries tech before it falls into the wrong hands.

The actor is also executive producing and narrating the reboot of classic family drama The Wonder Years.

For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.

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