Octavia Spencer To Headline & EP ‘The Bobby Love Story’ Drama In Works At FX, Exec Produced By Kerry Washington

Octavia Spencer To Headline & EP ‘The Bobby Love Story’ Drama In Works At FX, Exec Produced By Kerry Washington
Exclusive: FX is developing The Bobby Love Story, a one-hour drama starring and executive produced by Octavia Spencer, from writer Shalisha Francis-Feusner (Seven Seconds), Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions and ABC Signature, where Spencer and her Orit Entertainment and Washington and Simpson Street are under deals.

Written and executive produced by Francis-Feusner, who also serves as showrunner, The Bobby Love Story is a dramatic true account of an escaped convict, Bobby Love, and his wife of 35+ years, Cheryl Love, who never knew his secret. Bobby Love and Cheryl Love serve as executive producers alongside Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner.

The Loves’ story was featured in a 2020 multi-part series on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York blog where it went viral and led to a 10-way bidding war for the rights.

As a Black child in the Jim Crow South, Bobby Love found himself in legal trouble before his 14th birthday.
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