Veteran journalist Robin Roberts has extended her deal with Lifetime Network adding four new movies that will be Exec Produced by Roberts under her Rock’n Robin Productions and in association with Lincoln Square Productions, the non-fiction production arm of ABC News. Roberts has worked as part of the ABC News team as an anchor on Good Morning America since 2005.
Her next movie with Lifetime Network will be a biopic based on the life of legendary gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson starring Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black) and directed by Kenny Leon (Steel Magnolias, American Son)
Roberts’ past productions that aired on Lifetime include Robin Roberts Presents Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story starring Emmy winner Niecey Nash (Claws, Reno 911!).
Roberts also Exec Produced the 2018 pilot The Finest, directed by Regina King, a few years ago.