ABC Signature Studios has acquired the rights to “The Redemption Of Al Sharpton,” which profiles the civil rights activist by Pulitzer Prize winner Mitchell S. Jackson.

Back in February, Esquire published a profile by Mitchell S. Jackson about Al Sharpton, who is a Baptist minister and founder and President of the National Action Network, entered the national political arena in the 1990s, with unsuccessful bids for Democratic Party nominations for mayor of New York City and U.S. Senator for New York State. In 2004, he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. president. Former President Barack Obama has called Sharpton a “voice for the voiceless” and a “champion for the downtrodden.” No stranger to controversy, while praised for his commitment to social justice issues, Sharpton also has been criticized for making incendiary comments over the course of his career.

According to Deadline, no talent is currently attached to the “The Redemption of Al Sharpton” series, though the intention is for Anthony Anderson to star as Al Sharpton.  Anthony has previously starred in the hit comedy “Black-ish” and is currently starring in the game show “We Are Family”.

This project is being developed as a limited series, and as with other shows from ABC, we should expect to see it released on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States and on Disney+ internationally.

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