Aaron Carter’s Final Project, Indie Pilot ‘Group,’ Moving Forward After His Death
He wrapped filming on the indie sitcom pilot Group a month ago, according to Deadline. The series was focused on group therapy and mental health advocacy, with Carter playing a version of himself. The writer-director of the project, Brian Farmer, released a statement noting that Carter’s management gave permission for Farmer to move forward and complete the project in honor of the late singer:
“I was heartbroken to hear the shocking news about Aaron on Saturday. Aaron was so excited about the show and helping raise awareness for mental health, a topic he was very passionate about. He said being a part of the show gave him something positive to work toward, and I’ll forever cherish that. He was such a kind soul and a pleasure to work with, and he will be dearly missed by everyone who was a part of Group and countless others. My heart goes out to his family and friends.”
His costar, Olive Chiacchia, also shared some behind-the-scenes photos and video of Carter on set on Instagram, writing that he was “the most loving, professional, kind and talented performer I’ve worked with. Everyone knew your struggles, so I share this story in hopes that you will be remembered for your heart and your light.”
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The pilot also stars Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks), Ari Stidham (Scorpion), Ashley Brinkman, Kevin Clayette (Neighbours), Abdoulaye NGom (My Name Is Earl), Anne Judson-Yager (Bring It On Again), and Mike Starr (Goodfellas).
The pilot is currently in post-production and will be shopped around to networks when it is completed.