Regina King To Exec Produce And Direct ABC Drama Series In Development

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Rapidly expanding her output both in front of and behind the camera, Regina King has set a new project at ABC.

She is attached to direct and executive produce Warriors.

The one-hour drama is description: It takes place in a Midwestern community where two friends–a semi-retired NFL player and an idealistic high school principal–will attempt to overcome their conflicting styles of teaching as they mentor a new generation and confront the long-buried sins of their past.

Former pro football player Wade Davis will co-executive produce with King. Michael Narducci, who the project is from, will exec produce and write, and Michael J. McDonald is also an exec producer.

King is under an overall deal at ABC Studios. She exec produced and directed The Finest, a drama series that would have starred Amirah Vann and Tisha Campbell-Martin on five black sisters who were cops, but it didn’t make it to series. McDonald and Narducci are also under overall deals at ABC.

King has directed many episodes of television, including This is Us, The Good Doctor and Greenleaf. 

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