New York-based, First Look Media-owned Topic, which launched in November across the U.S. and Canada, has fortified its programming slate with a host of original titles set to launch this month.
Anchoring December’s non-fiction Topic Originals slate are the Maria Bamford-hosted What’s Your Ailment?! and interview series Rough Draft with Reza Aslan.
Premiering Dec. 26, What’s Your Ailment?! will feature the Lady Dynamite actress as she meets with various famous faces – including Tom Arnold (Roseanne, True Lies) and Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) – to open up about their struggles with mental health.
Meanwhile, the eight-part Rough Draft with Reza Aslan will serve as a revitalized version of the same series that previously aired on Ovation, and will follow the Emmy-nominated television personality (pictured) as he provides in-depth conversations with celebrated authors. Featured writers include Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight; Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Steven Canals (Pose), stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef (Ramy) and activist/rapper Vic Mensa. Rough Draft with Reza Aslan debuted Thursday (Dec. 5).
Topic’s slate of projects for 2020 will be announced soon.
Topic offers original programming across a raft of genres, including scripted dramas, comedies, discussion shows, documentaries, and unscripted content which highlight human-focused stories.
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