Kerry Washington Producing Drama ‘Five Points’ w/ Facebook
Kerry Washington has teamed up with Facebook for a new drama series, Five Points. The series is set on the South Side of Chicago and takes a look at high school students from five unique points of view. When a life changing event occurs, all of these different perspectives will be necessary to understand the truth. The cast currently includes Hayley Kiyoko and actress and model Madison Pettis. It will air on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for original shows. Washington states,
We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Indigenous and Facebook in order to tell this important, thought provoking and compelling story.
The series was created by Adam Giaudrone, who will serve as writer and executive producer. Washington will executive produce under her Simpson Street Productions banner. Jon Avnet and Jake Avnet of Indigenous Media will also executive produce with Indigenous’ Sage Scroope and Ben Fast also producing. Rodrigo Garcia and Thomas Carter will also executive produce, with Carter also directing the 10-episode series. Indigenous Media is the studio.
Facebook is continuing to expand its original content space. Most recently, the social media platform premiered “Ball in the Family,” a reality series that follows the family of NBA star Lonzo Ball.