AJ Lee is taking her next step in the entertainment industry as she and Aimee Garcia are set to launch Scrappy Heart Productions.
The content company will be devoted to elevating diverse voices. Lee and Garcia are writers on a series of comic books based on the Netflix property “Glow,” and have also been tapped for a series based on “Dungeons & Dragons” for IDW Publishing.
“Growing up, we didn’t feel represented on screen, so with D.I.Y attitudes, scrappy fighting spirits, and a lot of heart, we worked to become those characters for ourselves. Now, we want to make diverse heroes the stars of their own stories across media and give the next generation the stories we didn’t have," Lee told Variety.
Garcia added, “Our mission at Scrappy Heart Productions is to create the change we want to see in media. As American Latinx storytellers, we are dedicated to developing diverse stories with universal themes that will make you laugh, cry, and fill our comments section with face-palm emojis."
The company has a series project in development at Disney, though details are not clear.
Lee retired from wrestling in 2015 and went on to write the best selling book “Crazy Is My Superpower.”