September 13th, 2011
NBC bringing Walter Mosley‘s ‘Easy Rawlins’ to TV
Walter Mosley‘s private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins is moving from fiction to primetime.
According to Deadline, NBC is developing a project called “Easy Rawlins,” based on Mosley’s best-selling series.
The novels feature a self-taught black detective who finds himself solving crimes amidst the changing social landscape of Los Angeles from the ’40s to the ’60s, but NBC will narrow the show’s focus to the latter decade. The character is one that moves easily between the segregated worlds of L.A.