9:19am PT by Michael O'Connell
Rose McGowan Gets Her Own E! Series
Rose McGowan, center of the "#MeToo" maelstrom, is getting her own show.
The actress and activist has signed on to produce and star in a five-part documentary series for E!. Citizen Rose, which will kick off with a two-hour feature-length documentary in late January, will follow her eventful life of late, which includes being among the first to call out Harvey Weinstein and her recent dismissal of Meryl Streep.
"You are formally invited into my mind and world," McGowan said Tuesday in a statement. "I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival. As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life."
The project should bring a welcome dose of buzz to E!, which saw its primetime ratings dip 18 percent in 2017. The network's last project of this nature was Caitlyn Jenner vehicle I Am Cait in 2015.
“Rose McGowan’s courage in addressing sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood ignited a conversation and inspired other women to speak out against their abusers,” said E!'s executive vp development and production Amy Introcaso-Davis. “We look forward to taking viewers inside this talented, dynamic woman’s world as the first allegations unfold and she becomes a leading voice in a critical cultural change.”
McGowan is producing Citizen Rose with Bunim/Murray Productions.