Creed writer-director Ryan Coogler is teaming up with Short Term 12 helmer Destin Daniel Cretton and poet/playwright Chinaka Hodge to develop Minors, a new television drama series produced by Charles D. King’s Macro.
Drawing from Creeton’s experiences working in residential foster care, Hodge’s background teaching underserved youth in San Francisco Bay area continuation schools, and Coogler’s upbringing in the East Bay, Minors promises to take an unflinching look at institutionalization, examining juvenile facilities and the children who grow up in that system. The series will show how that system shapes young people over a one-year period. Chinaka will write the series, and Coogler and Cretton will direct.
Coogler, Cretton, and Hodge will executive produce with King, alongside Macro President of Production Kim Roth, and Macro senior VP Poppy Hanks. Short Term 12 producer Asher Goldstein will co-executive produce. The show represents a big move for King’s Macro, launched last year by the former WME exec to create content aimed at African American, Latino and other multicultural audiences.
Coogler’s next project is Marvel’s Black Panther. He’s repped by WME and attorney Jonathan Gardner of Cohen & Gardner. Cretton is next directing is set to direct The Glass Castle, an adaptation of the memoir by journalist Jeannette Walls. He’s repped by WME and attorney Chad Christopher of Stone Meyer. Hodge is an acclaimed poet who previously served as an associate producer for the HBO projects Brave New Voices, and Poetry. She’s repped by WME.