‘Warmth of Other Suns’ – the Historical Drama in Development for FX
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. – Taken from the Amazon description.
This is one for the history buffs! A historical drama series is in development based on the book chronicling the movement of some 6 million African-Americans from the south into the north and western regions of the country with writer-director Dee Rees and Shondaland at the helm.
The book was written by in 2010 by Isabel Wilkerson and the drama series is in the early states of development at FX with Rees writing the adaptation and co-producing with Shona Rhimes and Shondaland’s Betsy Beers.
To get your history knowledge up to date while the execs get busy on the scripts, you can buy the book on Amazon.