“Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary” is in the works from Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Endeavor Content. James Adolphus will direct the documentary, which will follow the personal and professional journey of the star, businesswoman and advocate best known for her roles on sitcoms “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Moore’s widower, Dr. S. Robert Levine, will also serve as an executive producer.
In a statement, Waithe described Moore as “an icon, mystery and an inspiration,” adding, “With the help of her loving husband, Robert, and her friends and colleagues we hope to reveal that America’s sweetheart was more human than they ever imagined and was often put on a pedestal she never felt comfortable standing on.”
Moore, who died in 2017 at age 80, started MTM Enterprises with her then-husband Grant Tinker, the production company behind “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, and spin-offs “Rhoda”, “Phyllis” and “Lou Grant”; “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Hill Street Blues” and “St. Elsewhere”, among others.
“Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary”” is expected to debut sometime in 2022 on an outlet to be determined.