Director: Sylvain White (first episode)
Studio(s): Amblin Television
Details: Easy Rawlins is getting his own TV series. Amblin Television is teaming with author Walter Mosley to bring the beloved character from his best-selling gritty detective book series to the screen. A network/streaming service is not yet attached.
Mosley has authored more than 60 books, including 15 novels and a collection of shorts featuring the Rawlins character. Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins, previously brought to life by Denzel Washington in the 1995 feature Devil in a Blue Dress, is a Black World War II Army veteran turned hard-boiled private eye. The series will be set in 1950s Los Angeles and will honor the detective genre, while also exploring the racial inequalities and social injustice experienced by Black people and other people of color. Sources: Deadline.