Jada Pinkett Smith To Star And Executive Produce New ABC Crime Drama “Murder Town”


Jada Pinkett-Smith just can’t seem to stay away from the small screen.

After her run on FOX’s Gotham, it’s being reported that the seasoned actress will star and executive produce a new ABC crime drama called Murder Town.

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Smith will play a gorgeous, but complicated prosecutor who makes history by becoming Wilmington, Delaware’s first African-American district attorney. There she encounters old loves and must confront revelations about her husband’s murder, all the while handling racially charged and polarizing cases that rock the town.

Murder Town will be written by Barry Schindel and is based on an original script from How To Get Away With Murder’s Rob Fresco.

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After wrapping up Gotham, Smith told The Hollywood Reporter she was more than open to returning to television.

[I’d] be down to [find] a character who makes me want to go to work everyday, but I’d absolutely do more television. I love the pace of television. TV is so different from movies because of the pace. I think that people who survive doing TV can survive anything.”