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Paris Hilton docuseries, Ed Helms and Randall Park comedy project highlight new Peacock series

Adding to its growing slate of unscripted programming, Peacock announced several new series that it will pick up for streaming. True Story, a new series co-hosted by actor-comedians Ed Helms and ...
May 12, 2021

Adding to its growing slate of unscripted programming, Peacock announced several new series that it will pick up for streaming.

True Story, a new series co-hosted by actor-comedians Ed Helms and Randall Parks will stream exclusively on the NBCUniversal platform. The series is based on the Australian series True Story with Hamish & Andy, and is a six-episode alternative-scripted project where everyday Americans sit down with the hosts to share extraordinary true stories from their lives.

The stories they tell are brought to life by a cast of comedians and actors in heightened re-enactments, giving them a biopic of sorts about their life.

Helms and Park also serve as executive producers on the series along with Tim Bartley, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Ryan Shelton, Mike Falbo and Tracey Baird, who will also serve as showrunner. Warner Bros. Unscripted Television produced the series with Warner Horizon, Pacific Electric Picture Co. and Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Peacock also announced they’ve picked up the 13-part docuseries Paris In Love with media personality Paris Hilton. The series follows Hilton as she prepares for her wedding to venture capitalist Carter Reum, covering bridal dress shopping, the bachelorette party, wedding planning and the ceremony itself.

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television produced the series with Shed Media, Telepictures and Silvington Manor Entertainment. Hilton serves as executive producer on the series with Bruce Gersh.

Finally, Peacock announced it has also picked up The Siwa Dance Pop Revolution, a new series following manager Jessalyn Siwa and her daughter, pop singer JoJo Siwa as they create and launch a new music group.

Through competitions and performances across the United States, the Siwas will look to find entertainers to fill this new pop group. The series was developed by Bryan Stinson of Stinson Media and Siwa from Team Siwa, Inc. Evolution Media produced the series with Alex Baskin, Douglas Ross, Brain McCarthy and Sean Rankine serving as executive producers. Stinson, Jessalyn and JoJi Siwa and Caryn Sterling also serve as executive producer on the series.

The new announcements join other previously announced unscripted content for Peacock including Hart to Heart, Unidentified with Demi Lovato, Ex-Rated, The End Is Nye and Frogger.

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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