Exclusive: Inside look at Lifetime, Thinkfactory’s “Preachers’ Daughters
Lifetime will premiere Preachers’ Daughters, a Thinkfactory Media series following the lives of three families with a pastor at the helm, on March 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
According to the network, the previously announced series will provide “a hard-hitting but often humorous look at the lives of these pastors’ daughters as they balance the temptations every teenager faces with their parents’ strict expectations and code of conduct as influenced by their faith.” The three families in the show include the Colemans of Joliet, Illinois; the Koloffs of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee; and the Perrys of Oceano, California.
“The families have been truly phenomenal in every regard,” Adam Reed, executive producer at Thinkfactory Media, tells realscreen. “Our goal was to have all the families be willing to show an honest, open, ‘warts and all’ view of their daily lives, and to their credit, that is exactly what they have done.
“”The entire cast has given us complete, unfettered access into their family and religious lives and it’s been great working with them,” he adds.
Reed says the concept for the show was brought to him by two producers that frequently work with the Los Angeles-based producers behind History’s smash Hatfield & McCoys, as well as TV One’s recently re-upped R&B Divas and its new spin-off, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (w/t), among others.
“To me it was very important that we found just the right balance of parent and child so that this could be a co-viewing experience and that it would become a show that opens up the dialogue between parents and their kids,” Reed says.
Robert Sharenow, executive vice president of programming for Lifetime Networks, tells realscreen that the series offers an “incredibly honest and revealing look” at the families featured.
“What makes the show so special is the characters and the fact that the producers really took a multi-dimensional approach to the subject,” he says. “This is not a show where the parents are good and the kids are evil, or vice versa. It’s about real people, dealing with real issues through their faith.”
Lifetime has ordered nine episodes of the series. Reed says that Thinkfactory is “finishing editing as we speak.”
Preachers’ Daughters is executive produced by Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Emily Sinclair and Leslie Greif, with Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Kimberly Chessler.