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It's been a harrowing few months for the worlds of both entertainment and politics. Following the myriad allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates have opened. Since then, countless men and women have spoken up about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with quite a few powerful men finding their careers ended following accusations of sexual misconduct. Actress and activist Rose McGowan has been at the center of the #MeToo movement, after claiming Weinstein assaulted her and essentially blacklisted her from future projects. Now it looks like the Charmed star will be returning to the small screen, in a new E! docu-series called Citizen Rose.
Citizen Rose will was just green lit by E!, and will follow McGowan's life as an activist against sexual assault. She will produce and star in a five part series for the network, with the two hour premiere set to arrive in late January. The announcement of the series (via THR) also came with a statement from McGowan herself, saying:
You are formally invited into my mind and world. I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival. As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!'s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life.
While Rose McGowan doesn't seem to have much of an interest in acting as of late, that doesn't mean she isn't willing to step into the lime light, and on camera. McGowan has been mostly using social media to spread her message against a broken system in Hollywood and beyond, which will likely only gain traction once she's on cable television.
Rose McGowan has been at the center of a few major controversies in the past few months. After speaking out against her alleged sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, her Twitter account was temporarily suspended, causing her message to go even more viral. In November she was arrested for Felony Possession Of Drugs, turning herself in and being released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. And most recently, she's taken up arms against the legendary Meryl Streep. McGowan claims that Streep and other major Hollywood figures attending this year's Golden Globes were hypocrites, and that Streep knew about Harvey Weinstein's impropriety. This eventually caused Streep to release a statement of her own.
E! is known for produce reality content, with their Kardashian empire showing no signs of slowing down. They've also recently gone scripted with the series The Royals, which is set to debut a new season shortly.
CinemaBlend will update you about Citizen Rose as details become public. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch.