If you’re a sucker for captivating—yet slightly predictable—made-for-TV movies, then feast your eyes on this brand-new announcement.
Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, are teaming up with Lifetime to produce two true-crime movies that will premiere in 2021, according to Deadline. The films will be in collaboration with the network’s Ripped from the Headlines slate, which features real-life adaptations for the small screen.
Ripa and Consuelos will develop the movies on behalf of their entertainment company, Milojo Productions. The couple will serve as executive producers alongside Albert Bianchini (American Cheerleader).
“As longtime true crime fans, there is nothing more thrilling than tuning into a Lifetime original movie,” Ripa and Consuelos said in a statement. “We are so excited to be working with Paul, Tanya, and their incredibly talented team to bring these Ripped from the Headlines stories to the screen.”
The movies are joining a slew of previously released Ripped from the Headlines movies, including Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer, Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story, Neighbor in the Window and You Can’t Take My Daughter.
“I am beyond thrilled to welcome Kelly and Mark and their company into the Lifetime family. We feel like Kelly and Mark have our same sensibilities and instincts for good storytelling,” said Tanya Lopez (the executive vice president of movies, limited series and original movie acquisitions for Lifetime & LMN). “We know our ripped from the headlines slate will be energized by their enthusiasm and we all look forward to bringing these timely stories to their fans.”
Serious question: Is there anything Ripa and Consuelos can’t do?