Jessica Alba to Star in Disney+ Docu Series “Parenting Without Borders”

Jessica Alba at Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Los Angeles, Feb 2020. Photo by Broadimage/Shutterstock (10552567cf)

Actress Jessica Alba will star and executive produce a new documentary series for Disney+.

Deadline reports that Alba will lead a series titled — at least temporarily — Parenting Without Borders, in which she travels around the world to explore the ways different families in different cultures raise their children.

The series will be directed by Kathryne O’kane, who produced the documentary series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat for Netflix. She will also serve as the series’ showrunner.

Along with Alba, executive producers are Andrew Fried and Dane Lillegard of Boardwalk Pictures, Jamie Patricof of Hunting Lane, Doug Banker of Five All in the Fifth and Trevor Engelson of Underground.

The series is based around a 2013 book, Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us, by Christine Gross-Loh, Ph.D. The book follows parents in countries such as Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Japan, China, Italy, and more and offers insights into their child-raising strategies.

The streaming service has other nonfiction shows on its roster, and Parenting Without borders will join The World According to Jeff Goldbloom, Encore!, The Imagineering Story, Shop Class and more. The premiere date for the series is yet to be fixed.