Jada Pinkett To Star In New ABC Drama ‘Murder Town’

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Wilmington has once again been labeled “Murder Town,” and this time, it’s not Newsweek – it’s a newly announced network TV show starring actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

ABC has ordered a pilot for the legal drama, which will be set in Wilmington and be called “Murder Town,” Variety first reported.

The city, which has struggled to contain gun violence on its streets, was tagged “Murder Town USA” in a December Newsweek article detailing its crime problem.

This time around, the “Murder Town” tag will have a much greater reach if the network picks up the show. No timetable for the show’s possible debut has been announced. Barry Schindel (“Intelligence,” “Numb3rs” “Castle”) wrote the pilot.

Variety reports Smith will play “Delaware’s first African-American district attorney” on the show, which she will also executive produce alongside Schindel.

“She finds herself confronted by old loyalties and loves, a shocking revelation about her murdered husband and a polarizing, racially-charged case that threatens to burn her and her city to the ground,” Variety wrote.

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