Meek Mill's Legal Saga to Be Explored in New Documentary Series
JAY-Z will serve as an executive producer for the Amazon project
Published May 03, 2018Following a very public legal battle and a recent release from prison, Meek Mill's battle with the U.S. criminal justice system is set to be explored in a new documentary series.
The as-yet-untitled six-part series comes at the hands of Amazon Prime Video, Deadline reports, with the series promising to explore the rapper's "fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system."
According to the report, the series will also "put the spotlight on Meek's life, giving unprecedented access to the star's life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of colour."
The series is expected to premiere in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.
JAY-Z, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff will serve as executive producers, while the series is being produced by the Intellectual Property Corporation in partnership with Roc Nation, investigative journalist Paul Solotaroff and documentarian Isaac Solotaroff.
Last year, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison following a probation violation for a 2008 gun and drug conviction. The sentence led to massive public backlash from the hip-hop community and the public alike, calling the ruling against the rapper unjust.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overturned the ruling by Court of Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley last week, and Mill has been released from prison on April 24.