Jay Z will produce “Race With Jay Z” that aims to explore the state of race relations in the aftermath of the presidential election
Jay Z is expanding his repertoire as a film producer. After seeing success with TIME: The Kalief Browder Story and announcing that he has a docuseries about Trayvon Martin in the works, he’s on to his third production project. According to the Huffington Post, National Geographic has picked up a six-part documentary series from Jay Z and The Weinstein Company that will delve into the heightened racial tensions following the 2016 presidential election.
The rap mogul is currently working on his third docuseries, “Race With Jay Z,” with National Geographic. The project, produced by Hov and The Weinstein Company, will explore systematic injustices such as incarceration and the wealth gap, social media, activism and family, Variety reported. It will look at how race became “the most pressing issue in the nation” following the election, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The six-part docuseries, hosted by Jay Z, will include documentary, animation and archival footage. It will also feature diverse voices from immigrants, first-generation Americans and others.
“National Geographic and Jay Z are the world’s foremost storytellers in their own right, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on such an evocative and meaningful project,” Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, told Variety. “By using highly cinematic storytelling techniques along with Jay Z’s singular point of view, the series will tell a dramatic, thought-provoking story on race in America.”
The docuseries is one of the projects under a two-year film and television deal that Jay Z inked with The Weinstein Company in 2016, reports the FADER. There is no word on when the series will air.