June 14, 2011 7:11am PT by Lindsay Powers
NBC's Peacock Productions to Make Doc About Woman Who Had Face Ripped Off by Chimpanzee
Charla Nash, who had her face ripped off by a 200-pound chimpanzee in February 2009, has inked a deal with NBC's Peacock Productions to tell her story in a documentary this fall.
Nash recently successfully underwent a face transplant, which was documented on the Today show. Her double hand transplant was not successful, and they were removed shortly after.
“We were so pleased to hear that Ms. Nash's surgery was a success and are honored to produce this documentary with her,” says Sharon Scott, executive vice president and GM, Peacock Productions. “We look forward to sharing her inspirational story of survival.”
Nash spoke with Meredith Vieira about her attack in November 2009. Around the same time, she revealed her mutilated face on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Nash has worn a veil since the attack, which left her blind and without eyes, nose, lips or hands. Sandra Herold, who owned the chimpanzee who attacked her, has since died.
Peacock Productions says it's currently in discussions with several networks about where the documentary will air, with NBC seemingly the frontrunner.