Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson are developing a new unscripted celebrity-centric series with Steve Harvey EP Rushion McDonald and FreemantleMedia North America. The project will bring A-listers back to their childhood homes and old neighborhoods, to see how their childhoods influenced the people they are today.
The still untitled series was created by executive producers Jackson, Richardson Jackson, and McDonald. FremantleMedia North America will produce. Zoe Jackson and FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin and Toby Gorman will also executive produce.
Ms. Richardson Jackson recurred on the fifth season of the Blue Bloods TV series on CBS as Lt. Dee Ann Carver. Mr. Jackson, who works primarily in film, has guest starred as Nick Fury on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC.
Get the details from this FreemantleMedia North America press release.
FMNA AND SAMUEL L. & LATANYA JACKSON PARTNER ON CELEB SERIES
7 July 2016
Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson, Rushion McDonald and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced today that they are teaming up to develop a new star-studded celebrity series. This is Samuel L. Jackson’s first unscripted project.
The currently untitled series takes A-list celebrities back to the house they grew up in, visiting old haunts and meeting familiar faces. How did their childhood shape the person they are today? What about any unfinished business or doing something to give back? These questions and more will be answered in this star-studded series that will see celebrities embarking on emotional journeys that will change their lives forever.
Commented Samuel L. Jackson, “LaTanya and I often talk about the nostalgia we have for the community in which we were raised, and the opportunity we have to pay it forward. Together with Rushion, we decided to empower some of our nearest and dearest celebrity friends to share this journey in their own voice, in their own hometown and to provide children and families with resources and facilities to further build their foundation. This is about connecting with the community where we became the people we are today and sharing that journey with audiences across America.”
Toby Gorman, FremantleMedia North America’s EVP of Alternative Programming, said “We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson and Rushion McDonald. The world of celebrity is intriguing and fascinating, and in this series we get to pull back the curtain on who these people really are and the challenges they faced along the way. It’s authentic storytelling at its best and we can’t wait to get started.”
The series was created by Samuel L. & LaTanya Jackson, and Rushion McDonald. FremantleMedia North America will produce. Executive producers include Samuel L & LaTanya Jackson, Zoe Jackson, Rushion McDonald, and FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin and Toby Gorman.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Jacksons’ new TV series project? If you could choose the title, what would you call it? Which celebrities would you like to see featured?