News round-up: Hulu orders unscripted trio; Banijay Iberia supports D&I organisation; Viaplay races to Verstappen doc

Hulu orders unscripted trio

Hulu has ordered a trio of original unscripted series.

Love In Fairhope hails from Evolution Media, Hello Sunshine and Tremont Road and is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Sara Rea, Alex Baskin, Lauren Weber, Brian McCarthy, Joe Kingsley and Benton Bohannon.  The series follows five generations of women navigating life and love in the town of Fairhope, Alabama.

Royal Rules of Ohio, meanwhile, tells the story three first-generation Ghanaian sisters – the daughters of royal descendants – living in Columbus, Ohio. Produced by eOne, the series is executive produced by Tara Long, Ben Megargel, Madison Merritt, Kim McKoy, Amy Callahan and Jayson Elmore.

Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs is produced by Half Yard Productions and follows 10 Muslim American sisters in Los Angeles.

Banijay Iberia supports D&I organisation

Banijay Iberia has partnered with Fundación Diversidad, the European diversity and inclusion organisation.

The company said that it will promote the principles of equality, inclusivity and anti-discrimination among its staff, as well as between collaborators, suppliers, and clients.

Banijay Iberia, a group that includes Cuarzo Producciones, Diagonal TV, Endemol Portugal, Gestmusic, Magnolia, Shine Iberia, Tuiwok Estudios and Zeppelin, said that it has demonstrated its commitment to diversity and inclusivity through its broad offering of series and its casting and recruitment.

Viaplay races to Verstappen doc

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered Max Verstappen: Anatomy of a Champion, a new docuseries about the life of the racing prodigy.

Launching on 2 April, the Pulse Films docuseries follows Verstappen as he trains and competes during his World Championship-winning 2022 season, while also looking back at his childhood and his relationship with his father, Jos Verstappen.

Nicole Horanyi, head of documentary, Viaplay Group, said that the series is “A very universal story really, about the complex family relationships we are all made of and which in this series gives us a whole new understanding of Max’s extremely hard working and uncompromising character.”

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