Journalist Gretchen Carlson is returning to television by way of an overall partnership with A+E Networks to create and host a number of documentary specials that will be developed by A+E Originals, the network’s newly minted non-fiction content development division.
Carlson – the former Fox News anchor who sued her late boss, Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment in the workplace – has become a leader in the #MeToo movement, and wrote a book about her experience, titled Be Fierce.
Now she’s coming to A+E Networks to work on three documentary specials, including Lifetime’s tentatively titled The Brave with Gretchen Carlson. The project will focus on the untold stories of everyday working women who are also saying #MeToo.
Other specials in the series will focus on inspirational stories of every day Americans.
“We need to shine a light on the predators and their enablers, rather than ostracizing and blacklisting the innocent victims whose dreams and careers have been destroyed,” said Carlson in a statement.
A+E Originals will develop long-form series, specials and documentaries in all genres for distribution across the A+E portfolio and third-party entities. The division is spearheaded by Paul Buccieri, president of A+E Networks Portfolio Group and A+E Studios; and Steve Ascher, who serves as VP of A+E Originals.