Parenting Without Borders: Jessica Alba to Star in Disney+ Docuseries

Parenting Without Borders: Jessica Alba to Star in Disney+ Docuseries

Deadline is reporting that Jessica Alba (L.A.’s Finest) is set to star in and executive produce Parenting Without Borders (working title), a new docuseries for Disney+. The project is based on the 2013 book Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Christine Gross-Loh, Ph.D.

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Parenting Without Borders is described as Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for parenting. The travel show, slated to film in various international locations, will follow Alba, an actress, producer, entrepreneur, and mother of three, as she immerses herself with families around the world, exploring parenting beliefs and practices shaping families today.

Kathryn O’Kane will serve as director and showrunner of the docuseries. O’Kane also produced the Netflix cooking documentary series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

Gross-Loh’s book that inspired the project reveals the surprising ways in which culture shapes parenting in countries like Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Japan, China, Italy, and more, offering research-based insight into what strategies are best for children and why.

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Alba will executive produce with Boardwalk Pictures’ Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard, Jamie Patricof of Hunting Lane, Doug Banker of Five All In the Fifth, and Trevor Engelson of Underground.

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