Common continues to add acting gigs to his resume, this time by starring in a new television drama.
Just days after signing his deal with Lionsgate, the Chicago MC will star in a new television show based on The Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club, a book written by B.P. Reiter.
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Common’s character on the show will reportedly be street-smart doctor with a troublesome past.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Lionsgate and Freedom Road to develop this exciting new TV series based on this engrossing book,” said Eric Eisner, executive producer of the show. “We have a great script and a strong team in place, and I look forward to bringing the series to life.”
The title and network in which this show will be released has not been revealed.
Common has previously acted on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma, Just Wright, Barbershop: The Next Cut and many other films.