New Series In The Works Based On The Atlanta Child Murders By A Serial Killer

 

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One of the most infamous crimes to ever make headlines in Georgia was the child murders that took place in Atlanta from 1979 to 1980. The murders of twenty-nine, mostly-male, African-American children, teens, and young adults left the city in terror.

Wayne Williams was arrested and convicted for the murder of two adults but has been linked to the child murders, though he maintains his innocence when it came to being blamed for the twenty-nine murders.

 

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FX is teaming up with actress Regina King for a new series about the murders. The show is based on Kim Reid’s 2007 memoir “No Place Safe”. Reid was 13 when the serial killer was at work. The series will be filmed from her point of view while she watches her mother worked to solve the case, Deadline reports.

Regina King has a long list of great roles, including on the series American Crime, The Leftovers, Shameless, The Big Bang Theory, The Strain and Southland, as well as appearing in many films.

King will produce with John Ridley and Michael McDonald serving as executive producers for the still untitled series.


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