Words by: Sentwali Holder
NBA Champion turned Hollywood producer Steph and his multi-hyphenate wife, Ayesha Curry are kicking in the door at HBO Max with the revival of Tattletales, a 1970s game show that has celebrity couples reveal their funny moments and secret insights from their relationships.
The power couple both will host and executive produce from their respective production companies, Ayesha’s Sweet July Productions and Steph’s Unanimous Media. Also set to produce is Fremantle best known for the classic game show Family Feud, and action-adventure fantasy show American Gods on Starz.
Here’s the official description of the revived show: ”TATTLETALES invites three celebrity couples to join Ayesha and Stephen on an exclusive date night to go head-to-head on uncensored relationship trivia and games, competing to see who knows their partner best. All’s fair in love and war, and as personality quirks and hidden talents are revealed, teams are pushed to their limits with physical challenges. Questions from viewers on the interactive fan question board put couples’ relationships to the test as they compete for a donation to the charity of their choice.”
A statement from the Currys said they are thrilled to bring the show to HBO Max, with Steph noting, “We are so excited to be a part of bringing this awesome game show back to life.”
Ayesha added, “Our families are huge fans of the original so to be able to host and produce this show together is such a joy … We’re both so busy with life that each episode will be an opportunity to hang out with some iconic power couples, have fun and let loose a bit. We can’t wait!”
Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max’s executive VP of non-fiction and live-action family programming, said in a statement how the gameshow will be a fresh new take on an old classic. “Ayesha and Stephen put a fresh new spin on a classic game show to really shake things up for these competing couples,” she said. “Celebrity couples, they’re just like us!” Jayson Dinsmore, Fremantle’s president of alternative programming and development, added his excitement for the celebrity super couple’s take on Tattletales in a statement. “Fremantle is home to the world’s largest collection of cherished game show properties,” he said. “The dynamic Ayesha and Stephen Curry are the perfect duo to bring this hilarious exploration of the trials and tribulations of relationships back to television.”