Soccer Star Hope Solo Inks TV Development Deal

February 9, 2017 6:00AM
The Hollywood Reporter - Written by Lesley Goldberg

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Under the pact, the World Cup champ will host an unscripted show called 'The Cutting Edge.'

Hope Solo is going from the soccer field to the TV development world.

The World Cup champion has signed a deal to develop unscripted programming with Invelop Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Under the pact, Solo and her manager/producing partner, will develop and proceed new unscripted programming. As part of the deal, Invelop and Solo will team for sports medicine series The Cutting Edge. Solo will host the Fox Sports One series after appearing in season one.

Invelop, overseen by Brant Pinvidic, is in a multiyear production deal with STX Entertainment and its unscripted television division.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Brant and Invelop Entertainment,” said Solo. “He is an industry leader that shares my passion for unique storytelling, and together we look forward to delivering content that will resonate with not just sports fans but all viewers.”