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Robin Roberts is taking her talents from on air to behind the screen. Lifetime made an announcement Thursday that they signed a production deal with Robin for a series of movies and documentaries. According to Page Six, “The first project will focus on gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson. Next up is an account of the real-life story of Alexis Manigo, abducted at birth from a Florida hospital.”
A movie and companion documentary will be executive produced by Robin. They’re set to air next year under the banner “Robin Roberts Presents.” The deal with Robin is a part of Lifetime’s expansion of its movie slate, which will number 75 in 2019, the channel stated.
Lifetime is developing book-based franchises including a previously announced three-picture deal with author Jane Green. Victoria Christopher Murray, V.C. Andrews and T.D. Jakes are among the authors whose works will be adapted for the channel.
Is this a sign Robin Roberts is planning to leave ABC and Good Morning America? Only time will tell.
Source: Page Six
Written By: Fantasia Harvey