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Facebook snags a Kerry Washington-produced drama

Mallory Locklear

Facebook continues to add to its slate of original content and the latest show to join the lineup is a Kerry Washington-produced drama called Five Points, Varietyreports. The show follows high school students living on the South Side of Chicago and covers the fallout of a life-changing event from five different points of view.

Facebook debuted its Watch tab, which hosts all of the site's video content, nationwide last month. On it viewers can catch original shows like Ball in the Family (which was just renewed for a second season) and Mike Rowe's Returning the Favor, a Humans of New York docuseries, sports content like MLB games, a handful of NFL-focused shows and a Marshawn Lynch reality show as well as Mitú's Latino-geared showsMom's Movie Reviews and What's Good in Your Hood. Facebook is reportedly willing to spend up to $1 billion on new video content next year.

Five Points will be written by Adam Giaudrone and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. The cast of the 10-episode series currently includes Hayley Kiyoko (CSI: Cyber) and Madison Pettis (Cory in the House).


  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.