Viola Davis Is Turning Julia Hart's Underrated Sci-Fi Film Fast Colour Into An Amazon Series

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ruth in Fast Colour (Image: Codeblack Films)

The year is 2019, and people are not heeding the warnings about our planet’s imminent pivot to the apocalypse. Also, not enough of them are watching movies like Julia Hart’s Fast Colour that provide insightful commentary about the state of the world through the superheroic lens we all love so much. That’s about to change, though, thanks to Viola Davis.

Deadline reports that Amazon has greenlit a Fast Colour series from Davis and her husband Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions. It will expand upon the story established in the original film about a young woman with world-changing superpowers who reconnects with her estranged daughter and mother. Currently, Hart is slated to write and direct the series’ pilot as well as serving as executive producer.

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Julia Hart’s Fast Colour is unique amongst the vast majority of recent superhero movies because it tells the story of three generations of black women who all share metahuman abilities which allow them to create strange and powerful things.

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Details about how Amazon’s Fast Colour will build out the film are nonexistent currently, but its story — about a world struggling to deal with the profound consequences of climate change — lends itself to a wealth of new narratives. This story is currently updating and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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