Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan is teaming up with SMAC Entertainment’s Constance Schwartz-Morini to produce a documentary about the Bishop Sycamore football program in Ohio. The documentary will focus on how the school was founded, obstacles players faced along the way and their current predicament. Also, Strahan and company have secured exclusive access to former Bishop Sycamore coach Roy Johnson, who was fired for a myriad of reasons.
“To secure the rights to Roy’s story as the head coach of the Bishop Sycamore High School football team that has gone viral and made national headlines is incredible, especially as it plays out in real-time,” Schwart-Morini told The Hollywood Reporter.
“When our head of unscripted, Ethan Lewis, brought this story to Michael and my attention, we knew we could tell it with the gravitas, authenticity and journalistic integrity that it deserves.”
Strahan is the latest star to spearhead a documentary about Bishop Sycamore. Over the weekend, Kevin Hart and Rich Paul announced that they would be creating a documentary about Bishop Sycamore.
“As soon as I started following this story, I was immediately drawn to it and knew it was something that myself and my team at HartBeat had to dive into. HBP thrives in the doc-series space,” Hart said in a statement.
“We understand how to break down stories and capture the most interesting and honest moments in a narrative. We know this con comes with a robust backstory and cannot wait to share it with the world.”