Harvey Weinstein Reporter Ronan Farrow Signs HBO Deal To Produce Investigative Documentaries

Postado Janeiro 12, 2018

Ronan Farrow, whose extensive reporting on Weinstein and the decades of sexual misconduct allegations against him for the New Yorker contributed to the film titan's downfall, has signed an exclusive three-year television deal with HBO, according to Variety.

Now, he'll develop and star in a series of investigative documentaries on HBO and retain his job at The New Yorker. He also will produce topical pieces for HBO's other platforms.

Farrow most recently received praised for his groundbreaking reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal for the New Yorker.

Per HBO, Farrow's documentary specials "will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions".

News of Farrow's alliance with HBO was first reported Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter's cover profile of the journalist.

He also published an examination of Weinstein's league of enablers - from lawyers to agents to media personnel - and how the producer hired investigative firms to bury whispers of his sexual improprieties whenever they came up.

In a press release, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys cited Farrow's reporting on Weinstein saying, "Ronan Farrow's extraordinary, revelatory reporting for The New Yorker has helped to propel a string of other investigations, breakthroughs, and overdue conversations".

"His work has contributed to this watershed moment in our culture, and we are excited to provide a platform for this dogged reporter to pursue projects that continue to speak truth to power", Bloys said. Since then, he's done investigative segments for NBC news, "Undercovered with Ronan Farrow", which have aired on the Today show. But ultimately, network executives declined to move forward with the story and allowed him to take his reporting to The New Yorker, where the first of multiple Weinstein stories was published on October 10. He is also finishing a book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and Decline of American Influence, due out in April from WW Norton.