‘Missing Richard Simmons’ Podcast Might Become a TV Show
Since debuting in mid-February, the podcast Missing Richard Simmons has become an international phenomenon, inspiring a thorough investigation into the life of Richard Simmons, who became somewhat of a recluse in recent years (turns out, he’s actually fine).
Now, First Look Media, the makers of the podcast, are shopping it as a potential source material for a TV series.
The company has begun meeting with would-be buyers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the studio declined to comment on any updates about the new venture, First Look president Michael Bloom said it was exploring the podcast for other mediums in a statement to THR.
“Richard Simmons could have been a lot of things, but it started as a podcast. It turns out it could be a really nice expression in long form,” he said.
Simmons’ longtime manager Michael Catalano recently hinted that Richard might be eyeing a comeback with new products being placed on the market. If this is all true, is Richard ready for a whole new chapter of public consciousness?