Jay Z & Will Smith are combining forces to create a miniseries on HBO centering around Emmett Till. The timing feels right for a project like this to be shared to younger generations who didn’t experience or were aware of this when it happened, especially amidst paralleled tragedies today. The premise/details via Complex:
The pair are behind an upcoming miniseries that will tell the tragic story of Emmett Till, the 14 your-old African-American teen who was murdered and mutilated in 1955 in Mississippi for merely talking to a Caucasian girl. Till’s murderers were acquitted, despite admitting to the murder later. The project is currently untitled, with no writers nor talent attached.