‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’ Producers Say The Story Isn’t Over

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Producers Mark Ford and Erica Hanson opened up about the explosive docuseries, Where Is Wendy Williams, at a recent red carpet event. The two producers said that what viewers saw in the series was not the end of the story. They also shared insight into what the documentary meant to Wendy Williams. Keep reading to see what they revealed.

Where Is Wendy Williams Was Tough To Watch

The four-and-a-half-hour series documents the events that led up to Wendy Williams being placed under court-ordered guardianship in 2022. Initially, the producers set out to document Wendy’s comeback after the end of her long-running show, The Wendy Williams Show.

In addition to documenting what led to her guardianship, the documentary also put a spotlight on the former daytime talk show host’s personal struggles. She is shown actively battling her alcohol addiction and dealing with health struggles related to her Graves disease and lymphedema.

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Just days before Where Is Wendy Williams was released on Lifetime, Wendy’s team provided a health update on the star. She had been diagnosed with progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Her son has shared information that confirmed that his mother’s condition was alcohol-induced.

Mark Ford and Erica Hanson spoke to Entertainment Tonight at An Evening With Lifetime: Conversations On Controversies. The event was held at The Grove in Hollywood.

“This is not an easy story to watch or to tell. But hopefully we did it truthfully, with integrity and sensitively,” Hanson told ET. Ford spoke up, pointing out that Wendy Williams is “still fabulous, even in the dire situation she’s in.” He continued, “Wendy has an incredible spirit, you know, and I think people can feel that. [And] she really appreciates the love and attention that her fans have given her because of this platform.”

What’s In Store For Wendy Williams’ Future?

Ford and Hanson were asked about the controversial docuseries Where Is Wendy Williams and what it would mean to them if the documentary was recognized at the upcoming Emmy Awards.

“Oh, that would mean, I think, the world. Not only to us, but to Wendy,” Hanson said. “I can’t even imagine the impact that would have on her.”

Wendy Williams and her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., were both co-producers of the series. Both of them saw the project as an opportunity for Wendy to “be able to tell her story so honestly and truthfully” and to be a “catalyst for change.”

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“It would be an amazing tribute to Wendy to get an Emmy nomination for something she was an executive producer on that allowed her to tell her story,” Ford chimed in.

Since the docuseries premiered on Lifetime, Ford and Hanson have not been in touch with Wendy Williams. However, they have been in touch with her family.

“The story’s not over. I could say that much,” Ford said. “We’ve continued to be in touch with them and they’re very supportive of the project… I don’t think the world has seen the last of Wendy Williams.”

Where Is Wendy Williams is available to stream on Prime Video.

Amanda Blankenship

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