Abrams and his partners at production company Bad Robot have teamed up with author, activist and U.S. broadcaster Tavis Smiley to adapt his upcoming biography Before You Judge Me, which will be released on 21 June (16).

Abrams and Smiley will serve as executive producers for the event series, though no network has picked up the drama yet.

Smiley and the Bad Robot partners last worked together on the 2015 adaptation of Smiley's Martin Luther King, Jr. book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Year.