Sony Pictures Television’s TriStar has a television series based on the life of Malcolm X in the works. If the project moves forward, the series will be based on two novels which were both co-written by Malcolm’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. The novels are X: A Novel which was co-written by Kekla Magoon and The Awakening of Malcolm X, which was co-written by Tiffany D. Jackson. X: A Novel follows Malcolm X’s life from his childhood to his imprisonment at age twenty. The Awakening of Malcolm X follows Malcolm’s time in prison, his decision to join the Nation of Islam, and his leaving prison as Malcolm X. Ilyasah Shabazz is an activist and motivational speaker. Shabazz has written six books including: Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X. with Kim McLarin Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. The Diary of Malcolm X: 1964. X: A Novel. with Kekla Magoon Betty Before X. with Renée Watson The Awakening of Malcolm X. with Tiffany D. Jackson Ilyasah Shab
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The Wonder Years reboot now has a premier date and time!! The series begins its story on Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. The series comes from executive producers Saladin Patterson, Fred Savage, and Lee Daniels. As with the original series starring Savage, this version is a different take on a coming-of-age story. Here is a trailer for the ABC series. Elisha Williams is playing the lead Dean Williams, Dulé Hill is his father Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh is his mother Lillian Williams, and Laura Kariuki is Dean’s older sister Kim Williams. Milan Ray can be briefly seen in the trailer and will star as Keisa Clemmons. Don Cheadle is the narrator who recounts young Dean’s experiences growing up in Montgomery, Alabama during the late-1960s. The series begins on Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.