The Emmy-winning rapper is set to star in a TV series adaptation of B.P. Reiter’s “The Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club.”
No network or platform is attached to the drama yet, which centers around a tough and street smart ER doctor with a troubled past (Common) who leads his staff against brutal conditions, dwindling resources, bureaucracy and corporate greed in order to save lives at an inner-city hospital.
Common’s Freedom Road Productions and Lionsgate will collaborate with producer Eric Eisner on the TV adaptation. Eisner, founder and CEO of Double E Pictures who optioned the rights, will serve as executive producer. Allan Loeb and Andrew Farotte are penning the pilot script.
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