Amazon Studios To Adapt Sci-Fi Indie ‘Fast Color’ Into Series | TV News
Amazon has found its next series. The studio is developing an adaptation of recent sci-fi indie film Fast Color. Directed by Julia Hart and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the film is a grounded superhero film of sorts, exploring three generations of women living their lives and learning to harness their powers.
JuVee Productions, run by Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, will produce the series. Hart and her co-writer Jordan Horowitz will also serve as producers under their Original Headquarters banner. They will also write the pilot, while Hart will direct.
Anyone who saw Fast Color probably saw this news coming. The film at times felt like an elongated superhero TV pilot, with its familial set-ups, on-the-run protagonist and law enforcement hunting the heroes down. Even the ending felt like a deliberate cliffhanger these pilots often end on. Hopefully this news means Fast Color can develop from its promising origins into a deeper, denser story.
In the film, Ruth suddenly returns home after running away years ago. But her exit came because her superhuman abilities were discovered by the wrong people, making her a person of interest. Ruth’s return home causes a bit of upheaval to her mother and sister Lila especially, who has begun exhibiting similar powers.
The series will reportedly focus predominantly on Ruth’s return home as the family reconnects and, as the synopsis states, “they begin to realise that one of them could save the world”.
Hart told Deadline she’s excited her film is getting a second life: “Since the day we premiered at SXSW, there has been an incredible outpouring of grassroots support for this film. We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to continue living in this world, with these women”.