ABC/Codeblack Films

As part of her production deal with Amazon, Viola Davis is giving new life to little seen indie "Fast Color."

The film, which was written by Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz and directed by Hart, follows three generations of black women, Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), her mother Bo (Lorraine Toussaint), and Ruth’s daughter Lila (Saniyya Sidney), all of whom have extraordinary powers.

It premiered to critical praise at SXSW in 2018, but never expanded beyond its limited release of 25 theaters. It's getting some overdue love now that it's on BluRay and DVD.

Hart and Horowitz will write the pilot and Hart will direct. Davis will be an executive producer with her JuVee Productions partner, Julius Tennon.

"Since the day we premiered at SXSW, there has been an incredible outpouring of grassroots support for this film" Hart said. "We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to continue living in this world, with these women, and can’t imagine better partners than Viola and Julius and Mickey and Pete and everyone at Amazon.”

"Our commitment at JuVee as artists is what fuels our imagination. We want to play. We want to challenge. We want to ask, "What if….," said Davis and Tennon. "''Fast Color' allows us to live in a world that fullfills all of the above. It's a story and world that reminds us that not only do we have a soul, but we have extraordinary, unlikely women who fiercely protect it."

[Via Deadline]