HBO Max has picked up Amy Schumer’s pregnancy documentary “Expecting Amy,” the forthcoming streaming service announced on Friday.
The film will document the “struggle, strength and ambition that has made Schumer one of the singular comic voices of all time,” according to HBO Max. “It takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special. From hospitalizations to going out in front of a crowd of thousands, to quiet moments at home with her family, Schumer shares it all.”
Schumer produced the film herself, with Alexander Hammer, who previously edited Beyonce’s “Homecoming” for Netflix, serving as editor.
“Amy Schumer is an inspiration and this project is such an honest look at her experience being on the road while preparing for her special,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said.”Her willingness to showcase her immense vulnerability, during the most challenging time in her life, is both empowering and hilarious.”
“Women are warriors, every one of us. And I hope sharing my story brings more awareness to the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth,” Schumer said.
The project will be available on HBO Max following the platform’s launch in spring 2020.