Newswire: Creed’s Ryan Coogler is working on a new TV show about kids in juvenile hall

Creed and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler—not to be confused with his search engine-minded doppelganger, Ryan Googler—is making his first major move into TV. Coogler is teaming up with Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton, for a series built along lines similar to Cretton’s Brie Larson-starring film about the staff of a group home for troubled teens.

Working with poet Chinaka Hodge, the pair have put together a treatment for Minors, which is being sold as a mix between Orange Is The New Black and the fourth season of The Wire, in what might be the most depressing elevator pitch since Elisha Otis first made them a possibility. Tapping into their shared experience working with underprivileged youth—Coogler has worked for years as a counselor for kids in San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall—the trio plan to tell a story tracking the effects of the system …

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