NBC Is Developing a Drama Based on Deaf U Producer Nyle DiMarco’s Life

NBC Is Developing a Drama Based on Deaf U Producer Nyle DiMarco’s Life

NBC is developing Look At Me, a drama series inspired by the life of deaf model, actor and activist Nyle DiMarco, Vulture reports.

Written by Tom Donnelly and Josh Oppenheimer (Conan the Barbarian), Look At Me is an ensemble drama about a multi-generational deaf family and their hearing daughter-in-law and granddaughter, who move in after a change in their circumstances.

DiMarco, who won the 22nd seasons of both America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, will be executive producer, along with writers Tom Donnelly and Josh Oppenheimer.

DiMarco’s involvement probably means the show will have deaf representation on the crew and throughout the production. DiMarco told Vulture back in October that there were “no deaf people behind the camera” in the early stages of the Netflix series Deaf U before he got involved. The show eventually filmed with a 50 percent deaf crew, “which is unprecedented in the entertainment industry.”

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