Variety has reported that Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, is working with Sony Pictures Pictures Television’s Tristar to develop a series about her late father. The series is expected to follow the arc of two books that chronicle the late activist’s life, X: A Novel and The Awakening of Malcolm X. Co-written by Kekla Magoon and Ilyasah Shabazz, X: A Novel follows his life as a child in Omaha, Nebraska through his imprisonment at 20 years old. The Awakening of Malcolm X looks at the activist’s rise and social work.
Shabazz will executive producer the series alongside Molly Madden, Jermaine Johnson, Bob Tietel and George Tillman. State Street Pictures and Ron Baldwin will also step in as producers.
Malcolm X has been portrayed in a number of films and series. Most notably, Spike Lee chronicled his life in the 1992 film. More recently, he has been portrayed in Ali, One Night In Miami and The Godfather of Harlem.