Filmmaker Nate Parker who was until late in news for the college rape case against him is mulling to make a comeback with a web series. It will be titled Baselines and will tell the story of a Los Angeles family trying to make their son’s basketball dreams a reality while combating the struggles of inner-city life.
The shoot for Baselines is expected to commence February 16 and shall last for a week. Here are more deets about the show: It will contain 10 episodes with duration of about six to eight minutes. Through this short format, the eventual goal is for Baselines to be picked up as a series, reports suggest.
Baselines would mark Nate’s first Hollywood effort after retreating from the spotlight following the November 2016 release of Birth of a Nation, his directorial debut, which he also starred in, produced and wrote.
For the uninitiated, here’s more information about Nate. His Birth of a Nation got an astounding premier at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film was picked up by Fox Searchlight for a jaw-dropping $17.5 million. The film centers on the story of Nat Turner, a Baptist preacher who led a slave rebellion in 1831. Nate wrote and produced the film and also starred in the film which was marked his directorial debut. All seemed hunky dory for Nate until his college rape case appeared.
Following the allegations, Birth of a Nation didn’t prove profitable for Fox, making only $15.8 million at the box office. The rape trial was from his time as a student at Penn State University when he was 19. Nate, along with his Birth of a Nation collaborator Jean Celestin, was accused of sexually assaulting a female student. Nate has since been was acquitted in the case and has maintained that he was unjustly charged.