Chelsea Handler is adapting her memoir “Life Will Be My Death” into a TV series.
The ‘Chelsea Lately’ host’s book will be made into a show for Peacock – NBCUniversal’s streaming service – after Universal Television secured the rights in 2019, the year it was published.
Deadline reported that the 46-year-old stand-up comedian will be both star and executive producer on the program – which will focus on the character of Chelsea having a personal crisis, reflecting on childhood trauma and trying to come to terms. a better person – alongside Sue Naegle, Megan Ellison, Molly Burke. Jackie Sosa will serve as co-executive producer.
In 2019, the political activist – who was a vocal and prominent critic of former President Donald Trump – admitted the book reflected a journey of self-discovery and helped her cope with both the political landscape and on the death of his brother Chet, who died at the age of nine. year.
She said: “I started coming home and writing down the things that Dan, my doctor, was telling me (how) I was emotionally attached to this nine-year-old girl and that’s why I ‘had become the way I ‘I’ve become because I’m so resilient and want to be so strong and I wrote it because I was like, ‘Wow if I go through this then how many other n ‘didn’t face their pain?’
She tagged her brother – who died on a hike in 1984 – as her ‘kind of my protector, kind of a father figure, big brother, crush, your first boyfriend’ and struggled to see her dad emotional after its passing.
Chelsea said: “I didn’t like seeing my dad weak. I had already lost my brother; I couldn’t lose my dad too, and I did. My dad never recovered. treated it fair, if anyone was talking about Chet or mentioning him, I would just leave the room. I would get on my bike and cycle for hours around the neighborhood. I could cry on my bike, but I wouldn’t let anyone see me cry in person.”
Chelsea – who is known in a relationship with comedian Jo Koy, 50 – added: “I don’t trust men because the most important person in my life lied to me so for me I can admit that I actually want to be in a relationship – I’d love to be in love – is a huge thing.”
This isn’t the first project the comedian has sold to the network after selling “Wiped Out” in 2020. The same year, she sold “Blair” — a series based on Mo Welch’s comic book — to HBO.