OWN To Co-Produce Docuseries On Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is partnering with Pilgrim Studios and filmmaker Amy Rice to produce The Untitled Michael Sam Project (working title), a multi-part original documentary series about Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL. The series takes a deeply personal, up-close OWN Logo Current look at the All-American defensive end and SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as he enters the competitive world of pro football, says OWN. Cameras will follow Sam as he works to earn his spot on the St. Louis Rams all while under the intense scrutiny of being the first openly gay player in the NFL. “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,” said Oprah Winfrey.

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