In case you don’t chortle, you’ll cry. That appears to be Samantha Bee and Soledad O’Brien’s tackle the dumpster hearth that’s U.S. ladies’s healthcare. Bee and O’Brien are partnering on a comedic docuseries masking every part “from abortion rights and contraception to the wellness business which has preyed on the lack of understanding and care out there to ladies,” Deadline reviews.
Bee and O’Brien had been working collectively on a docuseries about ladies’s well being by way of their respective Swimsuit Competitors and SOB Productions banners, with the plan that the undertaking can be led on-screen by one other occasion. When Roe v. Wade fell, they determined to host it themselves.
A mixture of journalism and comedy, the untitled undertaking will likely be launched to consumers quickly. Sasha Stewart (“The Nightly Present”) and Keisha Zollar (“Astronomy Membership”) have been tapped as writer-producers.
The docuseries will see its hosts “exit into the world to research, level out hypocrisies, and drive individuals to contemplate precious options,” the supply particulars. Bee and O’Brien will “have a look at why U.S. ladies are sicker, extra harassed, and die youthful in comparison with ladies in different high-income nations, why ladies within the U.S usually tend to have points paying their medical payments, have greater charges of power sickness, and are among the many least prone to report having a health care provider they see repeatedly, comparable to a main care doctor, and why American ladies even have the best charges of demise from avoidable causes in addition to a specific give attention to why Black ladies are particularly susceptible to lethal being pregnant problems.”
The docuseries marks Bee’s first undertaking since her long-running late night time present, “Full Frontal,” turned one of many many casualties of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger. “This present is for anybody who’s ever casually talked about endometriosis at a brunch, after which wanted twelve extra hours of mimosas to deal with the following show-and-tell of illnesses,” mentioned Bee, who counts “The Each day Present” and “Bob’s Burgers” amongst her different credit.
“To place it bluntly, ladies’s well being is a shit present and it’s far previous time to shine a light-weight on how 51% of our nation is uncared for, missed, and misled with regards to healthcare,” O’Brien added. “Within the wake of Roe being overturned, this present isn’t just related, it’s completely obligatory as a result of ladies’s lives are on the road.” The journalist and anchor’s earlier doc work consists of “Black and Lacking” and “Black in America.”