Octavia Spencer to lead FX series 'The Bobby Love Show'

Updated: Oct 22 2021 2:24PM

Los Angeles, Oct 22 (PTI) Oscar-winning actor Octavia Spencer will star in and executive produce the upcoming FX show "The Bobby Love Show".

Written by Shalisha Francis-Feusner, the show comes from Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions and ABC Signature.

Francis-Feusner will also serve as showrunner on the series, which is a dramatic true account of an escaped convict, Bobby Love, and his wife of 35+ years, Cheryl Love, who never knew his secret.  The Loves’ story was featured in a 2020 multi-part series on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York blog where it went viral and led to a 10-way bidding war for the rights, reported Deadline.