Days after he made history, becoming the first openly gay draft pick in NFL history, Michael Sam has signed to star in a documentary series for OWN, who is once again working with “Lindsay” director Amy Rice on the project.
The currently unnamed series will follow Sam as he attempts to find a place on the St. Louis Rams. “We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” Oprah Winfrey says in a release. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here.”
Sam adds, “Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability. I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that’s great.”
There is no announced premiere date for the show.