TV Series created by John Ridley
Five Days at Memorial
"Five Days at Memorial" chronicles the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in a New Orleans hospital. Based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink, the show will explore the moral and ethical quandaries characters are forced into during the ordeal.
Guerrilla follows a couple who free a political prisoner and start a radical cell. They target the real-life "black power desk" of the special branch.
The show explores the couple's activism and the dangerous consequences that come with it. The "black power desk" becomes their main adversary.
American Crime (2014)
Set in California's Central Valley, American Crime centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the victims, the accused and their families. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America's hardened views on race, class and gender politics.
"Presence" is described a stylish update of the classic detective genre. It follows Presence Foster, a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed (unlic) Private Investigator.