It looks like Bill Simmons isn’t the only big name that HBO is adding to its TV lineup.
EW reported that Will Smith and Jay-Z are teaming up to produce a miniseries on Emmitt Till for the premium channel. A team of writers and a title for the series have yet to be finalized.
As summarized by MSNBC:
“The powerhouse duo will co-produce a miniseries on the civil rights icon for HBO. The still untitled project will retell the story of the 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was killed while visiting relatives in Mississippi after he allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant, a white woman.”
This isn’t the first time either Smith or Jay-Z have worked together.
The “Fresh Prince” star and hip hop mogul collaborated on the moderrn spin of “Annie,” the Broadway production of “Fela!” and Jay-Z’s “Live in Brooklyn” concert with Beyonce, which was also on HBO.
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