Ronan Farrow Signs Major Deal With HBO

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Ronan Farrow is teaming up with HBO.

The 30-year-old journalist has signed an exclusive three-year television deal with the premium cable network, months after reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys announced Thursday. The new deal will begin later this year.

Under the new deal, Farrow will develop and star in a series of investigative documentary specials for HBO, which will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions. In addition, Farrow -- who is joining the New Yorker as a contributing writer -- will produce and host other topical, newsworthy pieces for HBO's various platforms. 

“Over the course of my television and print investigations in recent years, it’s become clear to me that there’s a new generation of viewers seeking out serious, substantive reporting that takes on powerful interests and attacks systemic unfairness that too often is swept under the rug," Farrow said in a statement. "There’s an extraordinary team at HBO committed to that kind of journalism, I know HBO is the right home for this work, and I can’t wait to get started.”

“Ronan Farrow’s extraordinary, revelatory reporting for the New Yorker has helped to propel a string of other investigations, breakthroughs and overdue conversations,” Bloys said in a statement. “His work has contributed to this watershed moment in our culture, and we are excited to provide a platform for this dogged reporter to pursue projects that continue to speak truth to power.”

In October, the New Yorker published an explosive expose on Weinstein by Farrow, where he spoke with multiple women who worked with the producer, their allegations ranging from sexual harassment to rape.

Recently, Farrow told The Hollywood Reporter that his "family background made me someone who understood the abuse of power from an early age," alluding to his estranged father, Woody Allen. (His sister, Dylan, alleges that Allen abused her when she was seven years old.) "Woody Allen, legally, ethically, personally was absolutely a father in our family. And of course any family affected by sexual abuse will tell you that’s a part of what makes the issue so devastating."


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