Balloon Boy 2.0? Laurence Sunderland, father of the 16-year-old sailor that went missing at sea last week, tells The New York Post that he’s inked contract with a Magnetic Entertainment to feature his family in a reality show called Adventures in Sunderland.
Laurence says financial restraints has driven his family — which includes son Zac, daughter Abby, and wife Marianne — to the small screen. Magnetic is working on two projects about The Sunderland Clain; including Abby’s Journey, billed as a documentary, and the reality docusoap.
“We follow the family in their day-to-day lives as shipbuilder Laurence Sunderland and mother/teacher Marianne try to balance work and family,” reads a description on the company’s website. “Their philosophy on building strong well rounded adults is to mentor their seven home schooled children into setting goals, creating a plan to reach those goals, and implementing them… allowing each of them to pursue their dreams of becoming world class adventurers.”
Sunderland reportedly signed the reality show deal not long after Abigail launched her around the world adventure, which ended last week in the Indian Ocean after she had to be rescued.