Actress Yara Shahidi, 21, and her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, will be developing and executive producing a new TV series!
The TV show will be based on Cole Brown’s book, ‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness In A White World’.
Television production studio, ABC Signature, have secured the rights to develop the book into a TV show. The Shahidis will therefore develop the show for ABC Signature via their own (the Shahidis’) production company, 7th Sun Productions. Author Cole Brown will also be an executive producer.
‘Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World’ was published in 2020 and explores Cole Brown’s experiences of being Black and searching for identity during his childhood.
In a statement, the author said, “From our first conversation, it was obvious that Yara, Keri, and the 7th Sun team understood this story intimately and had a vision for it that aligned with my own. I’m thrilled to be working with them to bring Greyboy to life for TV.”
Yara and Keri stated, “Every time we picked up Greyboy, Cole’s words have only become more resonant. His essays beautifully, and at times, painfully illuminate the much larger conversations around being ‘tokenized’ while navigating ever-changing white spaces. We are excited to partner with Cole and share the brilliance of Greyboy with a larger audience.”