A Rose McGowan docuseries is officially coming to E!, months after the actress helped to kickstart the #MeToo movement with many of the accusations that she fired off against producer Harvey Weinstein.
The name of the docuseries is Citizen Rose, and at present it is set to premiere on E! with a two-hour special on Tuesday, January 30. Odds are that this is a project that has been planned for some time, given that this is rather soon to announce a new show leading up to its premiere. There will be four more episodes to air later in the spring. The goal of the series is to touch on McGowan preparing to release her memoir Brave while she shares her thoughts on life, art, and so much more. It’s a personal account that you don’t often get in just 280 characters on Twitter (where she has been the most outspoken over the past several weeks).
In a statement, McGowan had the following to say about the series coming out:
“You are formally invited into my mind and world. I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival…. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a Brave life.”
Meanwhile, the network’s executive vice president of development Amy Introcaso-Davis added the following:
“Rose McGowan’s courage in addressing sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood ignited a conversation and inspired other women to speak out against their abusers … We look forward to taking viewers inside this talented, dynamic woman’s world as the first allegations unfold and she becomes a leading voice in a critical cultural change.”
We’ll see how the show works format-wise, given that this is what could end up making or breaking Citizen Rose and its overall effectiveness. Our hope is that it can have the same impact as Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, a brilliant docuseries that explored the religion and her exit from it.
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