James Franco to Host New Art-Themed Series on Ovation
This morning, actor James Franco teased on Twitter/Instagram that he will be hosting a new show for the arts cable network Ovation TV.
"James Franco Presents is a one-hour, weekly series," read the text which appeared over Edvard Munch's famous work, The Scream along with the actor's face superimposed over the familiar image.
According to Deadline, Franco will host and executive produce the series, which "explores art everywhere in our lives." It is scheduled to premiere this November.
Franco is set to be roasted by Comedy Central this Sunday.
The actor starred in the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks; he later achieved recognition for playing the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He portrayed Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi'sSpider-Man trilogy.
His notable films are Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours, Tristan & Isolde, Annapolis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and 2013 releases Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, This Is the End, and Lovelace. He also had a recurring role in the ABC soap operaGeneral Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.