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Who wants a Jeopardy! internet hosting gig when you may hit the large display screen? That’ll be the place you may get your fill of LeVar Burton within the close to future, with a brand new documentary on the way in which specializing in Studying Rainbow, the kids’s-television program he started within the Nineteen Eighties and hosted for 23 years. Per a launch, Butterfly within the Sky is in manufacturing via XTR and is directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb (of the 2012 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Beautiful Women of Wrestling, which impressed the Netflix sequence). “Reading Rainbow was my window into the big city and into diverse cultures,” Whitcomb stated in an announcement. Thomason added, “I devour books to this day and I know Reading Rainbow had a hand in that.” The discharge cites current movies just like the Mister Rogers biopic Gained’t You Be My Neighbor? and the documentary I Am Large Chook: The Caroll Spinney Story as inspiration for the venture. And Neighborhood, too, we’re certain.


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