Following some bizarre tweets Tuesday about a new James Franco art show, Franco announced officially Wednesday that he will be doing a new reality series. He tweeted, “New show on Ovation.” With it was a picture of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, with Franco’s cheeky grin, and several bullet points. “The series explores art in our everyday lives,” reads one bullet point.
‘James Franco Presents’ will begin to air in November, with a run of ten weekly, hour-long episodes. The show will follow Franco, with an aim of revealing the day-to-day life of an artist. Behind-the-scenes footage and video diaries will show him working on his various side projects.
The show will also explore new artists, as well as any new trends inside the art world.
Ovation’s chief creative officer, Robert Weiss, told Variety, “The show sees the word of art through James’ eyes. All the different exploits that James is involved in, this show encompasses.”
His “exploits” are numerous. From acting, to directing, to doing dance-theater, putting together art projects, and writing stories and magazine columns—Franco has a busy schedule.
Much of his previous work has focused on him as an artist, so the new show is a natural fit.
This is a big acquisition for Ovation. In October they will air ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook,’ starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, which did big ratings on the UK’s Sky Arts.
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