TNT, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches and Refinery29 have suspended production on the planned unscripted series Who Rules the World (working title), which had been co-produced by Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and executive produced by the documentarymaker. The decision follows Spurlock’s public admission of sexual misconduct earlier this week. The series, which tackles women’s issues, did not have a premiere date and was in early stages of production. Its future will be “reevaluated.”
“In light of recent revelations, Pretty Matches and Refinery29 are severing ties with Morgan Spurlock,” the two companies said in a statement to Deadline. “We stand in solidarity with the victims. We are suspending production on Who Rules the World (working title) to reevaluate the best path forward for the project, and are more determined than ever to share women’s stories through this series.”
Added TNT, “Production on Who Rules the World (working title) has been suspended until further review.”
Who Rules the World (fka Who Run The World? ) — originally from Warrior Poets and Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions, in partnership with Refinery29 and in association with Turner’s Studio T — centers on the most divisive and complicated issues facing women today, from the policing of their bodies and judgments of their family planning choices, to the micro-aggressions they face in the media, the workplace and everyday life.