Late last month it was announced Jay Z signed a two-year deal with The Weinstein Company, which grants the company a first-look at Jay Z's projects, including scripted and unscripted TV as well as movies. It's already been revealed the first project in collaboration with The Weinstein company would be a docuseries on Kalief Browder.Page Six reports Jay Z will produce a series about the Army’s first African American sniper, Nicholas Irving.
Page Six reported the project will be a six-hour NBC miniseries based on Irving’s 2015 memoir The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers. Irving was a special ops sniper with quite the reputation, earning the nickname "the Reaper." Sterling K. Brown, who won an Emmy for The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, will star as Irving. Irving seemed to have confirmed the series casting on Twitter, posting a screenshot of himself and Brown video chatting while hashtagging Jay Z and NBC.
According to a Page Six source, "The series will take a look inside the life of the world of special ops. The plan is to start filming early next year."
Time: The Kalief Browder Story, will be a six-part docuseries following the story of the young African American teen who spent three years in Rikers Island without a conviction after being arrested at age 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack. Browder was eventually released after the charges were dropped, but he would later take his own life.