Good Caper Content, a division of ITV America, has partnered with Last Man Standing and Empire actor Tisha Campbell and producer Andrew Jameson to develop and produce an unscripted series featuring human-trafficking survivor and activist Toni Rivera.
Under terms of the deal, Campbell (pictured) and Jameson will executive produce the series alongside Rivera and Good Caper Content president Kathryn Vaughan.
The untitled series will feature Rivera, who has rescued more than 1,500 trafficked individuals herself, and focuses on her efforts to reintegrate trafficked individuals into society.
Rivera will utilize her connections on the street and support from victims’ friends and families “to help shepherd them back from the brink and hopefully into fulfilling lives.”
A victim of trafficking at a young age, Rivera has since dedicated her life to rescuing and assisting women and children who have been sexually exploited in the U.S.
The project has yet to find a broadcaster.
“Statistics show that a child is taken by human traffickers every two and a half hours. It’s real and it happens in every community, from Beverly Hills to Harlem, to young women, men and children,” said Campbell in a statement. “Toni shows bravery and resilience while combating this crisis by rescuing individuals from a world she too was part of, and it’s the reason she’s referred to as the ‘modern-day Harriet Tubman.’ It’s an absolute privilege to be able to work with her on this project.”
“Through her work, Toni confronts real danger, encounters devastating loss and faces her own trauma in order to liberate and inspire others,” added Good Caper’s Vaughan. “These are the types of stories that Good Caper was created to tell, and we’re honored to collaborate with Toni as she continues on her selfless mission to save lives and restore hope.”
“It’s my hope that this new series, and the stories featured, will help people in need across the country come to this realization,” noted Rivera.