The Warmth of Other Suns

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Shondaland) will be producing the upcoming FX channel limited series The Warmth of Other SunsThe Warmth of Other Suns was written by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson.


Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will be working with writer/director Dee Rees who directed the upcoming HBO movie Bessie.

Published in 2010, The Warmth of Other Suns is nonfiction study of the Great Migration, in which, between 1915 and 1970, nearly 6 million black citizens fled the South for safety in northern and western cities. Wilkerson, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and became the first African-American woman to do so, spent 15 years writing the 622-page New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Looking forward to seeing this series.  The article also talks about other black dramas in development:

WGN America is working on the 10-episode production Underground, HBO and Amblin TV have a Harriet Tubman biopic set to star Viola Davis, a Roots remake is headed to History, A&E, and Lifetime in 2016, and a miniseries named Freedom Run is in development at NBC.

I bought The Warmth of Other Suns last year. I guess I better hurry up and start reading it before it’s shown on FX.  You can buy the book/kindle edition at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Nia Forrester Books

Woman-Centered Fiction for Today's Woman of Color


500 words a day on whatever I want

Manda Writes Things

A blog about things that irritate me


Life, Pop, Politics and Opinions by Danielle Belton

Olivia A. Cole

Author. Blogger. Bigmouth.

Bag Lady Boutique

jewelry, adult costumes, dancewear, handbags, accessories is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: