Amazon has ordered a six-part docuseries on Meek Mill.
The streamer says the series will “fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system.”
The series is now untitled and is expected to premiere in 2019.
It is executive produced by Jay-Z under his Roc Nation banner, alongside Intellectual Property Corp.’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, Paul Solotaroff and Isaac Solotaroff.
Amazon says the series gives “unprecedented access to Mill’s life, career and criminal justice odyssey” while looking at “negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color.”
“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series. Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform,” says Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams.
Meek Mill was sent to prison for two years for a probation violation, which resulted in outrage on the sentencing and the criminal justice system as a whole. It triggered a series of investigations which will be highlighted in the docuseries.
Amazon says the series chronicles “Meek and his supporters as they attempt to uncover the different facets of corruption that kept the rapper under the thumb of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for more than a decade, while revealing his life post-incarceration. Each hour-long episode will unravel Meek’s past — from the childhood trauma that shaped him as an artist, to the vast conspiracy behind his latest imprisonment — while following present-day developments in his legal battle, personal life and music career. The series will also feature Meek’s original music.”
Jay-Z also produced a docuseries on Kalief Browder and has one on Trayvon Martin premiering soon.