According to Deadline Hollywood, directors Richard Linklater and Bill Guttentag have partnered to make a ten-part animal rescue series for CBS All Access. Like many Linklater projects, it takes place in Austin, Texas and follows stories of animal rescue and the humans that play a role.
Linklater said of the project, ” I come to this project hoping to shine a light on the folks I’ve met who are making a difference everyday in the lives of unwanted, abused, and disabled animals. What strikes me most is the joy and discovery on both sides of the relationship between the animals and their human caregivers. These are inspirational stories that I believe will be a positive force in the world. I’m grateful to CBS All Access for their support in this adventure.”
Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content at CBS All Access praised the series, ” We are thrilled to be collaborating with Richard, one of the most creative and ambitious artists of our time. His profound passion for animals – and the humans devoted to them – is apparent, as he reveals rich, nuanced stories, nowhere more emotional, hilarious, or revealing of character than through these dynamic, and sometimes unconventional, relationships. Richard’s unique brand and keen eye will make an excellent addition to CBS All Access’s early expansion into unscripted programming.”
According to VICE, Linklater has been meat-free since 1985 and is a supporter of PETA. No word yet on when the series will air. We will provide updates as we receive them.
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