Through their production company Cinestar Pictures, Zoe Saldana and her sisters Mariel, and Cisely, have teamed up with Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, to develop an American adaptation of the Israeli series “Mothers,” which follows six mothers from different backgrounds, with different approaches to motherhood, exploring what it means to be a mother.
Authentic and Cinestar will begin shopping the series to U.S. networks buyers, starting this week.
“This format reached out and grabbed me and it was the same for the Saldana sisters – immediate love for the boldness of the format,” said Authentic Entertainment CEO and co-founder Lauren Lexton in a statement. “It’s part documentary, part social experiment and part juicy soap opera. You just can’t stop watching.”
“We’re proud to be part of this amazing project, which offers a compelling glimpse into what it means to be a mother in the modern world,” added Zoe, Mariel and Cisely Saldana. “Mothers is incredibly watchable TV programming, but it equally serves as a platform for empowering women.”
Specifics on how it will be adapted for American TV, or who the 6 American “Mothers” will be, aren’t public at this time.
Cinestar – owned by Zoe, Cisely and Mariel Saldana – most recently completed its new series “Mom Ambition” with Awestruck for digital platform go90. The company is also currently in pre-production on the forthcoming feature film “Honored” which is set up at Lionsgate.