Rapper Ice Cube is executive producing a faith based police drama for FOX inspired by the life of Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Russell of the Baltimore police department, who also happens to be a preacher.
According to Deadline, the hour long drama infuses contemporary retellings of stories from the Bible. It centers on Melvin Reed, a larger-than-life District Commander. With the beating heart of faith driving his commitment to his squad, his community and his family, he sets out to do the impossible – transform one of the most crime-ridden districts in Baltimore by transforming the hearts and minds of both his officers and the residents they’re sworn to protect.
No word yet on the title of the series or premiere date.