EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Bee and Soledad O’Brien are teaming to deal with the ladies’s well being care disaster within the U.S. Deadline understands that the pair are to entrance a comedic docuseries on the subject.
It marks acquainted territory for each Bee and O’Brien: Bee usually lined the subject, together with abortion rights, on her TBS present Full Frontal, and former CNN anchor O’Brien has hosted and produced a number of documentaries that contact on the topic together with the CNN particular Black in America.
The undertaking marks Bee’s first since Full Frontal was canceled at TBS following the creation of Warner Bros Discovery.
Bee’s Swimsuit Competitors and O’Brien’s SOB Productions have been already creating a sequence about girl’s well being that was to be hosted by others when the Supreme Court docket overturned Roe v. Wade and so they determined to entrance it themselves. They want to combine journalism and comedy within the untitled sequence, which they’ll take out to consumers quickly.
It’ll cowl the “pressing mess” that’s ladies’s well being care in America from abortion rights and contraception to the wellness business which has preyed on the ignorance and care obtainable to ladies. It goals to be an antidote to misinformation and a view into how America has totally failed ladies.
The duo will exit into the world to analyze, level out hypocrisies, and power individuals to think about helpful options. From the ladies making an attempt to determine learn how to get care to the politicians making an attempt to control ladies’s our bodies, the pair might be boots on the bottom and so they say that they’re “performed utilizing their inside voices.”
They’ll have a look at why U.S. ladies are sicker, extra harassed, and die youthful in comparison with ladies in different high-income nations, why ladies in the usare extra prone to have points paying their medical payments, have increased charges of continual sickness and are among the many least prone to report having a health care provider they see usually, comparable to a major care doctor and why American ladies even have the best charges of loss of life from avoidable causes in addition to a very deal with why Black ladies are particularly susceptible to lethal being pregnant issues with almost thrice extra prone to die because of them than white ladies.
Working with Bee and O’Brien are author and producers Sasha Stewart and Keisha Zollar. Stewart lately labored on Netflix’s Amend: The Struggle For America and has written for The Nightly Present with Larry Wilmore. Zoller was a supervising producer on Hulu’s Mike Tyson restricted sequence Mike, labored on the U.S. adaptation of Would I Lie To You? and was co-exec producer of NBC’s Sketchy Occasions with Lilly Singh and co-creator of Netflix’s Astronomy Membership: The Sketch Present.
Bee stated, “This present is for anybody who’s ever casually talked about endometriosis at a brunch, after which wanted 12 extra hours of mimosas to deal with the following show-and-tell of illnesses.”
O’Brien added: “To place it bluntly, ladies’s well being is a shit present and it’s far previous time to shine a lightweight on how 51% of our nation is uncared for, neglected and misled in terms of healthcare. Within the wake of Roe being overturned, this present is not only related, it’s completely mandatory as a result of ladies’s lives are on the road.”