Fox has ordered the event series Shots Fired.
The event series is from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood and examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.
Although no firm date has been set, the event series is scheduled to debut in 2016.
Shots Fired will star Sanaa Lathan as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice.
The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.
“Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This is not only an important story to tell, but also an explosive mystery-thriller, and we couldn’t be in better hands both with the creative team behind this, along with the very talented Sanaa Lathan leading the cast.”