Ryan Coogler to Develop TV Series on Juvenile Institutionalization, ‘Minors’

Ryan Coogler to Develop TV Series on Juvenile Institutionalization, 'Minors'

Ryan Coogler is staying busy keeping his name in Hollywood headlines.

The ‘Creed’ director is teaming up with Destin Daniel Cretton and poet/playwright Chinaka Hodge to develop a TV series on juvenile institutionalization, called Minors.

Deadline reports:

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.

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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.


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