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Sadie Robertson Huff, like a slew of other reality TV youngsters, grew up before our eyes on Duck Dynasty. It’s been a few years since the show signed off for good in 2017, but Robertson Huff didn’t waste any time. She parlayed the success of her family’s show into a near-win on Dancing With the Stars. And now, the Duck Commander Company’s prodigy has a new TV show in the works that might surprise some fans.

Deadline reports that Sadie Robertson Huff has joined forces with producer Brad Krevoy for the new project. They will be adapting her 2019 YA novel Life Just Got Real into a scripted series about two teens from different walks of life being thrown together on a reality show. She may know reality TV, but this will actually be Robertson Huff’s first foray as a producer. It remains uncertain as of right now if a network or streaming platform will decide to pick up the series.

Though the project will see Sadie Robertson Huff working mostly behind the scenes in her new producer role, she will also have guest appearances. The former Duck Dynasty star has acted before, with periphery roles in God’s Not Dead 2 and I’m Not Ashamed. But Life Just Got Real would mean a more substantial opportunity for Robertson Huff to show off acting chops.

The showrunner attached to Sadie Robertson Huff’s potential series is Alfonso H. Morena. He, along with producer Brad Krevoy, has extensive experience in their work as EPs on Hallmark’s massive hit show When Calls The Heart. The show, now on its eighth season, is also based on a series of novels, which bodes well for the future of Robertson Huff’s green-lit project.

Fans of the Duck Dynasty princess will no doubt be just as excited for the promise of this developing Life Just Got Real series. Clearly, Sadie Roberston Huff is over the moon, saying about the project,

I am so excited to jump into the world of scripted television, and to be doing it with Brad [Krevoy] who has been producing positive, inspirational entertainment for years. My hope is that this would be an encouraging show for people to watch together that has an inspirational message woven within. I can’t wait to get started!

Life Just Got Real might be in the works, but it doesn’t quite have a network to call home – yet. Given the individuals attached to the would-be series, it is possible that it would land on either the Hallmark Channel or potentially even Netflix. Sadie Robertson Huff would undoubtedly like her scripted series to mirror the success of Brad Krevoy’s work on the Netflix films The Princess Switch, A Christmas Prince, and their sequels. Krevoy and his production company (MPCA) have also produced more than 30 original movies for Hallmark and several other popular scripted series for them as well.

Sadie Robertson Huff has carved out a niche for herself in the entertainment industry, outside of her famous family. Time will only tell if this new show in the works is an indication of her expanding reach – and if her career just got real.

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