HBO has signed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow to an exclusive three-year television deal that will begin later this year.
Farrow will develop and lead a series of investigative documentary specials for HBO. The stories will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions and will proceed in conjunction with ongoing reporting for the New Yorker, which he is joining as a contributing writer.
In addition, Farrow will produce and host other topical, newsworthy pieces for HBO’s various platforms, to be announced as they are confirmed.
“Ronan Farrow’s extraordinary, revelatory reporting for the New Yorker has helped to propel a string of other investigations, breakthroughs and overdue conversations,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming. “His work has contributed to this watershed moment in our culture, and we are excited to provide a platform for this dogged reporter to pursue projects that continue to speak truth to power.”
Farrow added, “Over the course of my television and print investigations in recent years, it’s become clear to me that there’s a new generation of viewers seeking out serious, substantive reporting that takes on powerful interests and attacks systemic unfairness that too often is swept under the rug. There’s an extraordinary team at HBO committed to that kind of journalism, I know HBO is the right home for this work, and I can’t wait to get started.”