Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Lady O is bringing to life a new family drama with the help of her friends at HBO.

THR  is reporting that Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films is producing an untitled drama that focuses on a wealthy academic who becomes the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrown into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all the while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling dark obsessions.

The story will be written by playwright Thomas Bradshaw and executive produced by Kate Forte of Harpo Studios.

Winfrey’s relationship with HBO goes back to 2008 when she partnered with the cable giant to produce mini-series, movies and documentaries.

Kudos to Oprah and looking forward to the project.