It’s Shondaland’s first foray into cable TV
FX is developing a limited series based onIsabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Sunswith writer-director Dee Rees and producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, best known for the ABC drama trifecta Grey’s Anatomy,Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. (FX didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.)
Published in 2010, The Warmth of Other Sunsis nonfiction study of the Great Migration, in which, between 1915 and 1970, nearly 6 million black citizens fled the South for safety in northern and western cities. Wilkerson, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and became the first African-American woman to do so, spent 15 years writing the 622-page New York Timesbestseller and winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction.
The adaptation, to be penned by Rees, marks Shondaland’s first foray into cable TV.