J.J. Abrams Is Producing A Michael Jackson TV Show
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:02:10
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It looks like J.J. Abrams will be co-producing a TV series about Michael Jackson. Variety reports, "Tavis Smiley is partnering with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions to develop Smiley's book "Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days" for Warner Bros. Television." FACT Magazine reports the show "explores the sixteen weeks leading up to Jackson's death."
"Smiley and Abrams will serves as executive producers on the project with Ben Stephenson and David Brewington. The project, which has no network attached yet, is being produced by Bad Robot Productions and Tavis Smiley TV & Film in association with Warner Bros. Television," adds Variety. "The three companies announced last year that they are also developing a series based on Smiley's book "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Year." Smiley is also working with Warner Bros. Television on an adaptation of his book "My Journey With Maya," a memoir of his 30-year friendship with poet Maya Angelou."
Back in February, Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall was released by Sony Legacy Recordings. Spike Lee spent the last few years putting together the documentary that covers Michael Jackson's meteoric rise to pop fame. Upon release, the film was packaged with a copy of Michael Jackson's Off the Wall LP.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff