Nate Parker Bounces Back From Rape Controversy w/ New Series
Nate Parker is prepping to return to the spotlight with a new project. In 2016, the 38-year-old actor’s The Birth of a Nation film (a project that he wrote, directed, produced and starred in) was derailed, when news of an old college rape trial, resurfaced.
According to a report, Parker’s new project is a short form digital series titled Baselines. The storyline will follow “a tight knit family” as they struggle “to protect its aspiring pro basketball player from the dangers of inner city Los Angeles.” According to the breakdown, the project is in the vein of such films and TV shows as Animal Kingdom, Queen Sugar, Sons of Anarchy and American Honey. Parker will write and direct.
Baselines would mark his first Hollywood effort after the alleged college rape trial.