Netflix acquires Kanye West docuseries for $30 million – Music News

Netflix acquires Kanye West docuseries for $30 million – Music News

Frazer Harrison/Getty Photos for Floor Journal A docuseries about Kanye West is heading to Netflix after the streamer acquired it for $30 million.  It’s set to premiere later this yr.

Billboard studies that the documentary sequence has been within the works for the previous 21 years and is the brainchild of filmmakers Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah.

The duo, who additionally go by Coodie & Chike, directed West’s 2003 debut music movies “By the Wire” and “Jesus Walks pt. 3.”  They’ve been mates with the rapper for the reason that 90s and can construct the docuseries round their decades-long friendship.

As well as, the 2 will even body West’s story round his explosive profession, his highs and lows in his private {and professional} life, his 2020 bid for president and the way fame has influenced his movie star persona.

Whereas the docuseries will concentrate on the lack of his mom, Donda West, it’s unknown if the sequence will spotlight his marriage and later divorce from Kim Kardashian.

Coodie & Chike will even depend on dwelling movies and different never-before-seen content material to inform West’s story.

The filmmakers’ Artistic Management firm, which additionally produced the 2018 Aretha Franklin flick Wonderful Grace and the 2020 documentary John Lewis: Good Bother, will helm the docuseries.

Representatives for Netflix and West haven’t responded to request for remark at the moment.

By Megan Stone
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