Fox Lands College Rape Drama ‘Controversy’ From Sheldon Turner, Judy Smith & ‘This Is Us’ Helmers As Put Pilot

Fox, whose upcoming drama Shots Fired deals with police shootings, is taking on another hot-button and timely topic: college rape. The network has given a put pilot commitment to Controversy, an investigative thriller drama from Up in the Air and X-Men: First Class co-writer Sheldon Turner, Scandal co-executive producer Judy Smith and This Is Us directors/exec producers John Requa & Glenn Ficarra. The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions…

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