Starz is producing a ‘genre-busting series’ pilot with Fat Joe and Diddy.
Starz has announced it will produce a pilot for an as-yet-untitled “genre-busting” series, blending interviews with celebrities and high-profile guests in an elevated documentary-style format. Grammy-nominated artist and philanthropist Fat Joe will host and executive produce, while Sean “Diddy” Combs will executive produce with his production company REVOLT Studios. SpringHill’s studio division, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will produce the pilot.
“We’re about to create the biggest and most culturally-relevant series on television,” says Fat Joe. “With Puff, LeBron, the incredible team at Starz, and myself teaming up, you have a dream team that is guaranteed to produce TV gold. Hosting a show has always been a dream of mine, and I’m thankful for everyone who helped make it a reality. I promise you that we’re going to push the envelope, deliver compelling interviews, and provide pure entertainment. Do remember — you don’t know who I know!”
“I’m excited to partner with Starz and bring these cultural giants together to create the number one show on television,” says Sean “Diddy” Combs. “Fat Joe is a very authentic and respected voice in the culture that deserves a platform to bring these important conversations to a global audience on a major network.”
In March 2020, Fat Joe launched “The Fat Joe Show,” a nightly Instagram Live talk show in which he interviewed musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, and influential personalities. His guests included Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Floyd Mayweather, Dwyane Wade, Jamie Foxx, and Alicia Keys.
“Time and time again, Fat Joe has delivered outstanding, insightful interviews with legendary personalities who define the zeitgeist, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Starz family,” says Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming at Starz. “Fat Joe, Sean Combs, and LeBron James are inspirational icons, and we can’t wait to get started on this incredible journey.”
In addition to being produced by SpringHill for Starz with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron will serve as executive producers. At the same time, Senior Vice President and Head of Unscripted Programming, Alice Dickens-Koblin, will oversee the project on behalf of Starz.