Now that Meek Mill has been released from prison after serving nearly six months for violating probation for an earlier charge from nearly a decade ago, his legal travails will be the subject of an upcoming TV docu-series for Amazon Prime from exec producer Jay-Z’s Roc Nation production company.
According to the announcement from Amazon Prime, the as-yet-untitled six-part series “will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system” along with giving viewers “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.”
“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,” said Meek Mill in a statement. “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.”
Added Heather Schuster, head of unscripted, Amazon Originals, “We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented group of producers to bring Meek’s life story to light. Meek’s story of being incarcerated needs to be told and we will have incredible access that takes Prime members beyond the headlines and into his world.”
“Every day of Meek’s adult life has been lived under the threat of incarceration, if not actually behind bars,” stated Eli Holzman, CEO of IPC. “With our partners at Roc Nation and the incredible team at Amazon Studios, we are privileged to take on the responsibility of crafting the definitive documentary on Meek’s story, the corrupt system he continues to navigate to ensure his freedom, and the larger issue of long-tail probation in our country. Hopefully Meek and the millions like him won’t have to wait for justice much longer.”
According to Amazon, the series is expected to premiere in 2019 on Amazon in more than 200 countries and territories.