The official trailer has been released for the docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
The docuseries, produced by Jay-Z, has been in the works for about a year and was set to be another collaboration between the rapper and Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Company. TWC has been dropped from the docuseries amid Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal. The Trayvon Martin Story comes after another Jay-Z/TWC collaboration, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which debuted on Spike. This new docu-series will air on Paramount Network, the recently-rebranded Spike.
When the project was first announced, Jay-Z and TWC had optioned the rights to two books, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It by Lisa Bloom and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
There was much competition for rights to Martin’s story, with other studios chasing rights to either/both of the above books, including Fox Searchlight and Universal.
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide Black Lives Matter movement.
Executive producers for the series include Shawn Carter, Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Chachi Senior, Michael Gasparro, Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason and Nick Sandow. Furst and Nason will serve as co-directors on the project.
Watch the trailer below: