Ted Williams has landed a deal for a reality series based on his inspirational life story, his rep confirms to TheWrap.
The series, which will be titled "Second Chances at Life," will track William's life path from destitution to YouTube fame and will begin filming in "about three weeks," the rep says. The formerly homeless man became a media sensation thanks to his "golden voice."
Williams' rep adds that the series has already been picked up, with an official announcement due from the so-far-unnamed network next week.
"Second Chances at Life" will be filmed in Williams' hometown of NYC. As well there will be filming in Columbus, Ohio, where Williams lived without a home for many years, and in Los Angeles, his current location. While the first season of the series will focus on Williams' life story, Season Two will feature Williams helping others who, like him, have fallen on hard times.
Williams, 53, found success as a radio announcer before experiencing personal troubles in the mid-'90s due to self-admitted drug and alcohol abuse. After an interview, filmed while Williams was still homeless, was posted on YouTube in January 2011, he experienced a career resuscitation. Since then Williams has landed voice-over work for, among others, Kraft Foods and MSNBC. Williams' professional rebound, however, hit a snag when he entered a Texas rehab facility in mid-January.