As part of the network’s reality expansion, ABC Family has greenlit ‘The Letter’ to series. It was announced today by Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming & Development. The series begins production in 2016 and comes from Sirens Media. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
‘The Letter’ is a bold, new relationship show that asks the simple question: ‘If you could, without identifying yourself, what would you tell your best friend that he or she really needed to hear?’ In each stand-alone episode, four people close to one another draw names and anonymously write to the selected person a thoughtful yet totally honest letter outlining what, in their opinion, needs to be changed in order to improve and transform for the better the life of the recipient. For one week, each ‘reader’ must follow all the rules and instructions outlined in the letter – culminating in a dramatic and emotionally charged meeting where the authors of each letter reveal themselves to their best friends.
‘When your best friends tell you what you “really need to hear,” it can be very emotional – whether hurtful, helpful, kind or hopeful,’ said Burke. ‘All these emotions and transformations are explored in our explosive new reality series, “The Letter”.’
‘The Letter’ is produced by Sirens Media, part of Leftfield Entertainment, an ITV America company. Executive producers for Sirens Media are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton and Lucilla D’Agostino.