Marvel’s Don Cheadle show about the origins of Black Lives Matter

Marvel star Don Cheadle will act as executive producer on a series about the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Deadline reports that Wesley Lowery’s critically acclaimed book They can not kill us all being turned into a TV show on AMC. Cheadle co-produces 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 in the hands of a white police officer in 2014.

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Lowery’s book – which won the 2017 Christopher Isherwood Award for Autobiographical Prose from the LA Times – contains several interviews conducted over over a year of on-site reporting.

The author and journalist conducted his research in some of the most police-protected areas in the United States to document life in these neighborhoods.

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

A release date for the series has not yet been confirmed.

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Also on the schedule for Cheadle is Marvel’s Armored War show for Disney +.

The series will feature Cheadle repeating his role as Colonel James Rhodes (aka War Machine) to chase stolen Stark Industries technologies before falling into the wrong hands.

The actor is also an executive producer and tells the restart of classic family drama The Wonder Years.


For more information on how to support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK Anti-Discrimination Group Stand up against racism, and Unite families and friends campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.

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