Bunim/Murray developing Boy George reality series

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians producer is teaming up with the British pop singer (pictured) and his manager to develop a reality series about his move from London to Los Angeles.
April 10, 2015

Bunim/Murray Productions is developing a reality series starring singer Boy George (pictured).

The yet-to-be-titled series will go into production when the Culture Club front man moves from London to Los Angeles this summer and will follow his life in America, which will include dating, house hunting, touring with Culture Club, managing his pop group Brando and launching a vegan food line.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians prodco is working with Boy George’s manager Paul Kemsley and producer Cindy Cowan, who brought the project to Bunim/Murray, to develop the show and find a broadcaster. Bunim/Murray EVP of development and programming Jeff Jenkins will oversee production.

“If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,” Boy Geroge said in a statement. “Why now… why not? Why me… who else?”

“Boy George is a musical and cultural icon, and it’s about time someone captured his story,” added Bunim/Murray’s recently appointed chairman and CEO Gil Goldschein. “We are experts in producing celeb-reality docuseries, and we couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity to tell this story with the right broadcast partner.”

Boy George, Kemsley, Cowan, Goldschein and Jenkins are exec producing.

Last month, Boy George appeared on the 14th season of Fox’s singing competition American Idol as a mentor.

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