Amy Schumer is about to get personal with her new documentary “Expecting Amy”, set to debut on the soon-to-launch HBO Max streaming service.
The extremely unfiltered film, in true Schumer fashion, will follow her difficult pregnancy while she was on the road for her “Growing” standup comedy tour.
“Expecting Amy” begins on the day the “Trainwreck” actress, 38, found out she was expecting her first child.
“From hospitalizations to going out in front of a crowd of thousands, to quiet moments at home with her family, Schumer shares it all,” reads the official synopsis.
“Beginning the day she found out she was pregnant, through the birth of her child, she showcases her incredible journey on the road, revealing just how challenging it can be working night after night, week after week, with no regrets or excuses. ‘Expecting Amy’ offers a hilarious and raw 360 degree look at this new stage of her life. With her family and colleagues along for the ride to support her and keep her sane and balanced, she does it all with perseverance, heart and the priceless sense of humor she’s known for,” the synopsis concludes.
Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer welcomed son Gene in May.
“Amy Schumer is an inspiration and this project is such an honest look at her experience being on the road while preparing for her special,” said Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of original content, in a statement. “Her willingness to showcase her immense vulnerability, during the most challenging time in her life, is both empowering and hilarious.”
”Women are warriors, every one of us,” Schumer added. “And I hope sharing my story brings more awareness to the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth.”
“Expecting Amy” (the working title) is expected when HBO Max launches in Spring 2020.