*Who doesn’t have a crush on Pam Grier?
The cinematic icon, who first seduced audiences as a Blaxploitation-era vixen in “Foxy Brown,” “Coffy” and “Sheba, Baby,” hopes to entice a new generation of fans in the action series “Black Hawk,” currently in development from Entertainment One.
The script will be written by Bennie Richburg, who recently collaborated with Grier on the adaptation of her memoir “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts,” which Richburg also wrote.
The hourlong drama stars the actress as a former Homeland Security agent who is pulled out of retirement to lead a young but highly qualified team of “shoot first, ask questions later” agents. They’re tasked with hunting down homegrown domestic terrorists who target the U.S. heartland.
“It’s about private security forces and Homeland, and a lot of issues,” the actress said at the recent TCA Press Tour. “I think it’s going to be an exceptional show, hopefully. I watch a lot of [police procedurals] for my research. And I like to see what other people are doing and what interests people.”
Grier, who lives on a ranch in Colorado, admitted that “research” isn’t the only reason she watches a lot of cop dramas — particularly, her favorites “Luther,” “Criminal Minds” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Listen below. [Note: When she says “Shemeere,” she means “Shemar” Moore.]
Grier, who starred on Showtime’s “The L Word,” will also serve as a producer on Entertainment One series, which is currently in the process of securing a network home.
Entertainment One (eOne) develops, produces, acquires and distributes programming across all genres. Among the company’s shows are AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” Discovery Channel’s first-ever scripted mini-series “Klondike,” and DirecTV’s first original scripted series “Rogue,” starring Thandie Newton.
Grier will also be featured in the Feb. 26, 10 p.m. premiere of TV One’s “Unsung Hollywood.” Watch a promo of the “Unsung” spinoff series below.