'20/20' conjures Rowling show
EmptyFollowing the success of last month's "20/20" installment on the U.K.'s royal family, RDF and ABC News will collaborate again on another special edition of the show — this time a behind-the-scenes look at the life of J.K. Rowling.
IWC Media, part of the RDF Media Group, filmed the "Harry Potter" author for more than a year for an in-depth profile that includes several interviews, the book tour for the final installment, a tour of locations that provided inspiration for her characters and even a hint to what the future holds for Harry and his friends. It will air on ABC in November.
Broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV1 in December, the program drew 4.4 million viewers. RDF Rights is distributing internationally.
"Her books have touched and inspired both children and adults worldwide," said Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF USA. "I think everyone is curious to know where she came from and what moments and places inspired the incredible characters and the magical world they live in."
"The Royal Family," which aired March 3, averaged 14.1 million total viewers, making it the most-watched episode of "20/20" since the February 2003 report on Michael Jackson.
RDF USA's credits include Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics" and ABC's "Wife Swap."