Sundance Channel has greenlit the new unscripted series Dream School from executive producers Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Jamie Oliver.
Based on the U.K. format created by Oliver, Dream School gives high school dropouts the chance to be taught by a faculty of professional musicians, politicians, filmmakers, scientists, actors and artists. The network has ordered six hour-long episodes to premiere in fall 2013.
"Dream School will be at times devastating, at times deeply uplifting, and entirely full of the genuine conflict and struggle that goes along with true transformation," said Sundance Channel president Sarah Barnett in announcing the order. "Viewers will see that play out, not just from the teenagers in the show but also from the celebrities and educators who have signed on for this tough yet potentially life-changing project."
The series is produced by Oliver's Fresh One Productions and executive producer Roy Ackerman with Jackson's G-Unit Films and Television and executive producer Andrew Jameson. Jonathan Grosskopf will executive produce for Sundance Channel.