Bruce Jenner reportedly is putting his highly anticipated docuseries on hold. TMZ reports that the series, which would follow the 65-year-old former Olympic champion as he transitions from male to female, was set to be produced by the same company behind “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and air on E! But it seems Jenner's plans have been thwarted.
TMZ reports Jenner felt producers were rushing him to film and that the show's tentative May release date would compromise his family. The site claims that Jenner wants to ensure that his three sons Burt, Brandon and Brody -- two of which are frequently featured on the Kardashian family's various reality shows -- are “in a good place” regarding their father's new identity. Rumors suggest Jenner also is struggling with his own emotional issues following his involvement in a recent car crash that claimed the life of another motorist.
Still, insiders close to production say the show must go on. TMZ reports it is highly unlikely Bruce will back out at this stage in the game.
“There is a 99.9 percent chance the docuseries will happen,” sources said.
Though many sites continue to report that the docuseries is underway, an E! producer recently told USA Today otherwise. According to Jeff Jenkins, an executive producer on “Keeping Up,” viewers will see Jenner on the upcoming season of the family's hit reality show, and that's it.
“You will see Bruce on season 10 and beyond that, he is in season 10," Jenkins said. "He's in all the way to the very end of it. Beyond that there is, to my knowledge, no series in production that, as we said, is its own series. That's really the current situation. As of right now, there's no 'Keeping Up With Bruce Jenner.' ”
Jenner still is said to be planning to sit down with interviewer Diane Sawyer to discuss his transition in greater detail. The date of his interview has not been announced.