Jay-Z, Will Smith teaming back up for Emmitt Till miniseries

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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