The Common Lands Major Role In New Tv Drama
The Chicago lyricist is going to play the role of a street-smart medical emergencies.
Grammy Award-winning musician Common is to continue to add to his acting resume with his latest concert.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor/rapper will star in a new television program, which is based on The Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club, a novel written by B. P. Reiter.
The news comes a few days after Common signed a first-look pact with Lionsgate TV.
The freedom of the Road has been the spark for me in my creativity and life. I love working with our team and now have partnered with @lionsgate is a gift. We will create a high level of art, movies, television programs and works of theater that express the excellence and give a voice to those who are not always heard. We will create opportunities for new voices and give employment to those who have not had an opportunity to work in this business. So this is not only a blessing to us, but a blessing for all of us surely plan to spread the Love. #Ready
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Common's character on the show is going to seem a non-sense, street-smart ER doctor who is not without its own problematic past. The show will delve into the struggles that come along with the implementation of an inner-city hospital.
The series will be executive-produced by Eric Eisner (son of Michael Eisner, the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company), Lionsgate TV, Common and the Freedom of the Road Productions.
"I am delighted to partner with Lionsgate and the Freedom of the Road to develop this new and exciting TV series based on this fascinating book," Eric Eisner said in a statement. "We have a great script and a strong team in place, and I look forward to bringing the series to life."
Additional details about the new tv series, including an official title and network, have yet to be revealed.
Common of the past acting credits include the AMC series Hell On Wheels and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of the film Selma.