Based on a novel she wrote about reality television, the Christian actress will both produce and make guest appearances on the program.
Best-known as a teenager growing up on the hit reality show Duck Dynasty from A&E, Sadie Robertson Huff is also a motivational speaker and best-selling author. The devout Believer, now a 23-year-old wife and mother-to-be, is diving back into show business for a new scripted series.
Robertson Huff will team up with veteran producer Brad Krevoy, whose credits stretch into the 1980's and include the current Hallmark hit show When Calls the Heart, to adapt her 2017 novel Life Just Got Real. The book focuses on two teenage girls from radically different backgrounds who are thrown together on a reality TV show.
With acting roles in faith-based movies like God's Not Dead 2 and I'm Not Ashamed, Robertson Huff is no stranger to work in front of the camera for scripted content. And while she will have guest appearances on this show, it will mark her producing debut. In an article in Deadline, she says she's "so excited to jump into the world of scripted television," and that she wants the production to be an uplifting one.
"My hope is that this would be an encouraging show for people to watch together that has an inspirational message woven within. I can't wait to get started!"
It 's not clear if this is a faith-based show per se, but in an Instagram post, Robertson Huff states she's "incredibly grateful" it's coming together, adding, "as always ALL glory to God and I pray God would use this show as another way to encourage people in their everyday life and bring family and friends together."
Krevoy tells Deadline that he thinks "There is a tremendous audience that is hungry for Sadie’s special brand of family entertainment," indicating that it will certainly be family-friendly. No word yet on when or where this series will run, but Christian Film Blog will keep you abreast of details as we get them.