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Sharon Osbourne is the subject of a new Fox Nation docuseries focusing on her life, career and exit from CBS’s The Talk.

The trailer for the docuseries Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back can be viewed below. As previously reported, the docuseries on the Fox News streaming service features new interviews and insight from husband Ozzy Osbourne and children Jack and Kelly Osbourne. Additionally, former The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba, former co-host of ABC’s The View Meghan McCain and Piers Morgan are also featured in To Hell & Back.

Sharon left her hosting duties on The Talk after 11 years on the CBS daytime talk show due to various accusations of her using racist and homophobic language on the set. These accusations surfaced following a heated exchange on the show’s March 10, 2021 episode between Sharon and fellow co-host Sheryl Underwood where Osbourne was defending Piers Morgan following his remarks about Meghan Markle. Morgan claimed that Markle was lying about being suicidal and dealing with racism as a member of the British Royal Family. Following her exit, Sharon reportedly received a payday between $5-10 million from CBS.

To Hell & Back is now streaming on Fox Nation.

 

10 Musicians with Biopics/Series in the Works

  • Scott Weiland

    Per The Hollywood Reporter back in June 2021, a new film based on the Weiland memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale by David Ritz is currently in the works at Dark Pictures, a new female-led production company that will focus on “true stories.”

  • Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

    In October 2021, the long-in-the-works Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne biopic was picked up by Sony Pictures. The film will cover the many ups and down of Ozzy and Sharon’s relationship.

  • U2

    Per The Hollywood Reportera scripted series about U2 is currently in the works for Netflix. Helming the project is J.J. Abrams and tasked with writing the series is Anthony McCarten who co-wrote 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody. U2 “is expected to be involved and sanction the project,” but there are currently no details regarding a timeline for release or casting.

  • KISS

    The KISS biopic will be called Shout It Out Loud, and both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are working closely on the film. Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) has been tapped as a director with the script being written by Ole Sanders. So far, casting decisions have yet to be announced. The film is on the fast-track at Netflix.

  • Heart/Ann and Nancy Wilson

    News of a Heart biopic first surfaced in November 2020 via Deadline. Singer Ann Wilson said Carrie Brownstein of the punk band Sleater-Kinney (and the costar of IFC’s Portlandia) will write and direct. Wilson said, “I saw the first draft of the script. She’s working with the movie company — Amazon — and with the producer, Linda Obst, who did ‘Sleepless in Seattle.”

  • Joey Ramone

    Netflix announced in April 2021 they’re making a Joey Ramone biopic based on the 2009 book I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir by Mickey Leigh, Ramone’s brother. Pete Davidson has been cast as the Ramones singer.

  • Bob Dylan

    News of a Dylan biopic surfaced in January 2020. The film is titled Going Electric and will cover Dylan’s transition from folk to rock. Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet was cast as Dylan, and the singer-songwriter icon’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen would act as a producer on the film. The project, however, was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No further release details have been confirmed

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    In October 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reported a movie about the relationship of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was in the works with Universal Pictures and there were talks with Michael De Luca Productions and Immersive Pictures for the rights of the untitled film.

  • Lemmy Kilmister

    Per Deadline, the film will simply be titled Lemmy and will be directed by Greg Olliver who also directed the acclaimed 2010 documentary of the same title. The film will cover Kilmister’s life growing up in Stoke on Trent and his life in music before founding Motorhead.

  • Boy George

    In April 2021, Deadline reported the Boy George biopic, appropriately titled Karma Chameleon, was hoping to begin production this summer in London and Bulgaria. Casting for the role of George and other main characters was currently in progress at the time of the initial report.

     

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.