Bunim/Murray Sets Boy George Docu-Series

Bunim/Murray Productions will develop a docu-series on British singer Boy George’s  re-location from England to the United States, the company said Thursday.  

BMP, which has produced such reality franchises as Project Runway, Real World and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, will team with  the 1980’s pop music star, his manager Paul Kemsley and producer Cindy Cowan to follow George as his moves from London to Los Angeles, said company officials.

“This series will give viewers unprecedented access to his life as he launches his first tour in years and lets the cameras capture this next chapter of his life and career,” said Jeff Jenkins, executive vice president of development and programming at BMP, who will oversee production of the series.

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