The project is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. Lena Waithe penned the script and will executive produce alongside Common, for whom the project marks his scripted producing debut. Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan also is on board as an executive producer along with Elwood Reid (The Bridge), who will serve as showrunner. Rick Famuyiwa has come on board to direct the pilot. Famuyiwa replaces Clark Johnson.