James Wan's Atomic Monster Expands Into Unscripted, Setting Pact with Truly Original to Develop and Produce Multiple Series
April 6, 2022 — James Wan’s Atomic Monster is expanding its content slate to unscripted through a new partnership with the Emmy-winning team at Truly Original(Ink Master, Would I Lie to You?). The companies have multiple projects already in development across numerous genres.
Producer Ingrid Bisu (Malignant), James Wan (Malignant and the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom) and Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Malignant and the upcoming Salem’s Lot) will collaborate with Truly Original’s leadership team, including Co-CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh, as well as Head of Development Chachi Senior, to develop and produce new reality formats and series.
“I love watching reality TV because, when done right, it can be unfiltered and raw. It’s fascinating to see love, triumph, heartbreak, and the entire human experience on display during the most intimate moments in a stranger’s life. It makes one feel less alone when so many of the situations these people find themselves in are extremely relatable. That’s what I want to see more of,” says Ingrid Bisu. “James (Wan) and I are so excited to work with the folks at Truly to turn some of our original concepts into series.”
“We cannot be more excited to venture into the unscripted space with Truly Original, who is the perfect partner to tell these interesting stories with,” added James Wan.
“This is an opportunity to bring a completely fresh creative approach and perspective to unscripted,” said Senior. “James’ and Atomic Monster’s distinct and ridiculously captivating storytelling abilities, combined with Truly’s deep experience and legacy of creating unscripted hits, provides an exciting foundation for the various series we’re developing together. We’re all looking forward to taking these projects to market, and ultimately, to viewers.”