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Megyn Kelly 'Embeds' Comedy Series Gets Green Light

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Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York on May 5. (Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 01:05 PM

The Megyn Kelly-produced "Embeds" comedy series has received a green light on Verizon's streaming platform Go90.

Kelly, host of Fox News' "The Kelly Files" and whose profile has risen during the presidential campaign with her dispute with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is joining author Scott Conroy and former CNN correspondent Peter Hamby on the project, Variety reported.

Michael De Luca, who produced the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," is also involved in the project, which follows embedded journalists following a presidential campaign, Variety noted.

The celebrity publication reported that Conroy, who co-authored a Sarah Palin biography, and Hamby, who now is involved with Snapchat, co-created "Embeds" and wrote the pilot. Conroy is writing the additional five scripts and is executive producing the show.

Todd Waldman, who was the executive producer for the YouTube Red series "Single by 30," will lead the production for "Embeds," according to The Wrap.

 

Conroy and Hamby met during the 2008 presidential campaign while covering Palin, Variety reported. Their reps connected De Luca and Kelly with the project.

The series is expected to feature cameos from major political figures, and the first episode could possibly air on Election Day Nov. 8, Deadline reported.

Kelly became a flashpoint during the Republic presidential primary when Trump took exception to a Republican primary debate question last year by the talk show host asking about the way he treated and talked to women, ABC News noted.

Trump, who was one of a large field of candidates at the time, skipped the next Fox News-hosted Republican primary debate in the midst of the controversy.

New York magazine reported in July that Kelly told attorneys hired by 21st Century Fox investigating her then-boss Roger Ailes of sexual harassment claims that she had experienced "unwanted sexual advanced" from the Fox News chair in the mid-2000s while serving in the its Washington bureau.

The investigation was sparked by a lawsuit from another Fox News talk show host Gretchen Carlson, who was fired earlier this year by the company, noted New York magazine. The incident led to Ailes leaving the Fox News this summer, according to the magazine.

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