Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad!) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, 42, 21 Bridges) are set to team up for a limited series at NBCUniversal about the Little Rock Nine, also known as the 9 students that led to the Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation case, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be based on Carlotta Walls Lanier’s memoir A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High.
In 1957, the limited series, which is yet to be titled, will follow 14-year-old Walls when she became one of the first Black students to desegregate an all-white school in Little Rock, Arkansas. In order to earn her diploma in a school where the odds are constantly against her, Carlotta must find a way to stay sane through humor, family, solidarity, and friendship.
Alongside MacFarlane, comic book artist Seth Fisher (Green Lantern: Willworld) will co-write the series based on the novels written about the historical event. Eisa Davis (She’s Gotta Have It, Bulrusher), MacFarlane, Nick Marell (Consent), and Joe Micucci (Patriot’s Day, Ted) will executive produce.