It has been six years since Trayvon Martin’s life was taken by the hands neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, on February 26, 2012. On July 30, the doc-series “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” will premiere on Paramount Network, which is the recently rebranded Spike TV.
The series is produced by Jay-Z and has been in production for approximately a year. This is the second doc-series produced by Mr. Carter with the first being “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.”
When the project was first announced, Jay-Z with the now-defunct The Weinstein Company, 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.
“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.