Idris Elba Drama Gets Script Order From Fox

Hourlong drama “The Crusaders” is written by Thomas Ikimi

Last Updated: September 10, 2015 @ 12:39 PM

Fox has purchased the script for the hourlong drama “The Crusaders” by Thomas Ikimi.

The project from Legendary Television centers around and extended family of second-generation Africans living in the U.S., who specialize in locating and returning valuable objects stolen from Africa during colonial occupation.

The project is written and executive produced by Ikimi through T&T Studios. Idris Elba also serves as executive producer, alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott of di Bonaventura TV.

Ikimi previously wrote and directed the film “Legacy,” starring Elba. His short film “Nostradamus” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Ikimi is represented by CAA, The Artists Partnership in the U.K., and attorneys Stuart Rosenthal and Patrick Ragen at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP. Elba is represented by WME and The Artists Partnership in the UK, and di Bonaventura Television is represented by CAA.

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