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02/29/2016 03:53 pm ET

Ryan Coogler To Direct New TV Series About Kids Living In Juvenile Facilities

The "Creed" director has signed on to the developing drama series titled, "Minors."
The drama series will take an “unflinching look at institutionalization” by examining the development of chi
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The drama series will take an “unflinching look at institutionalization” by examining the development of children living in juvenile facilities.

2016 is shaping up to be one hell of year for Ryan Coogler.

In addition to directing Marvel's "Black Panther," coordinating January's #MLKNOW event and organizing Sunday's #JusticeForFlint, the director is set to make his foray into television.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the "Creed" director will team up with Short Term 12's writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton and acclaimed playwright Chinaka Hodge to direct and produce a new series titled, "Minors." The developing drama series -- which is in partnership with Charles King’s MACRO media company -- will take an "unflinching look at institutionalization" by examining the development of children living in juvenile facilities.

The project will also draw on the personal experiences of the trio, including Coogler's past as a counselor at a juvenile detention facility in San Francisco. During a 2012 interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Coogler shared his thoughts on the relationship between America's justice system and African-American males.

"Lots of times people who don’t come in contact with African-American males have power over their lives. These are the people coming up with policy," he said. "These are the people who are called to juries. These are the people who say 'I want to be a cop,' getting a badge and a gun and shooting up these communities. Protecting people who they never really come in contact with. So it’s a really interesting dynamic."

A premiere date and network for "Minors" is expected to be announced at a later date.  

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