Oprah Partnering With HBO to Produce Drama Series About an Elite Black Professor
Oprah has her hands full at OWN, but that doesn’t mean her production studio, Harpo Films, can’t take on new projects. Winfrey’s studio is joining forces with HBO to produce a drama about the first black president of a prestigious college. The film deals with the mask the family is forced to wear in public, all the while dealing with drama behind closed doors.
Playwright Thomas Bradshaw has signed on to co-executive produce the drama. Oprah Winfrey and Kate Forte are also co-executive producers of the project.
In 2008, Harpo joined forces with HBO to develop miniseries, movies, and documentaries for the cable network. Before the HBO deal, Oprah’s production company produced ABC films such as Tuesdays With Morrie.
Oprah has had far more success with OWN in recent months as she has added herself back to the network’s brand and began interviewing celebrities. Oprah certainly has her hands full, but it looks as if she’s not reducing her work load.
The drama is untitled, but would you tune in to watch the a drama about a black professor of a liberal arts college?
Will you be tuning in?