9:36am PT by Rick Porter
Jessica Alba to Lead Disney+ Docuseries 'Parenting Without Borders'
Jessica Alba is hitting the road for Disney+.
The actress and entrepreneur will host and executive produce a docuseries called Parenting Without Borders for the streaming platform. It's based on a book of the same title by Christine Gross-Loh, and like the book, will examine how culture shapes parenting around the world.
The series aims to be in the vein of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown with parenting as the focus rather than food. Alba, who has three children and co-founded The Honest Company, which makes products for children and parents, will immerse herself with families in various locales and explore the parenting beliefs and practices that shape families.
Kathryn O'Kane (Netflix's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat) will serve as showrunner and director for Parenting Without Borders. Along with Alba, executive producers are Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard of Boardwalk Pictures, Jamie Patricof of Hunting Lane, Doug Banker of Five All in the Fifth and Trevor Engelson of Underground.
Alba also stars with Gabrielle Union in the Spectrum Originals series L.A.'s Finest, which has been renewed for a second season.
Disney+ hasn't set a premiere date for Parenting Without Borders. The show will join a nonfiction lineup on the streamer that also includes The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Encore!, Marvel's Hero Project, The Imagineering Story and the recently released Shop Class, among others.
Deadline first reported the news.