(EEW Magazine News)- Open River Pictures has teamed up with award-winning recording artist Marvin Sapp to pitch a new docu-series, “Marvin Sapp: Single Dad.” The reality-based program features the life of the recently widowed Sapp who is raising two tweens and a teen, pastoring a mega church, and maintaining a busy gospel music career for the first time without his wife of 20 years by his side.
Filming of Sapp and his three kids, Marvin “ML” Sapp II., MiKaila and Madisson began in early 2012. Now the Open River Pictures team is shopping the production footage to networks hoping it will be picked up for distribution to the public.
“Marvin Sapp: Single Dad” reveals an inside look at the Sapp family as they courageously carry on life after the loss of MaLinda Sapp, a vibrant, beloved wife and mother who succumbed to stomach cancer in September 2010. Footage captures a freshly single Sapp maintaining a music career and fighting off the stereotypical “God told me you are my husband!” women, which, according to Open River Pictures, requires more prayer and skills than this dad thinks he has.
“This is about a family man who really believes in family teaching his children core values along with trying to manage a successful business and a career as well. God’s good, so I am just going to keep it moving,” said Marvin Sapp of the original docu-series in a statement.
Tammy Williams, CEO of Open Rivers Pictures said, “I count it a privilege and an honor that Marvin entrusted my company to document the second chapter of his and his kids, ML, MiKalia and Madisson's life. I think it is timely that the country sees a man, especially an African-American man, who is serious about family values and raising his children.”
Jody Mainello of Lone Oak Entertainment also serves as co-executive producer. EEW Magazine will inform you upon receiving news that the series is picked up for distribution by a digital, cable or broadcast network.
Listen to the theme song and see a few footage shots below:
What do you think about the concept of “Marvin Sapp: Single Dad”? Does this sound like a reality show worth watching? Do you think it will get picked up?