Watch The First Trailer From Jay-Z’s ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ Docuseries
Fresh off the sixth-year anniversary of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s murder, Jay-Z released a 26-second trailer for the upcoming Paramount Network docuseries.
Yesterday, Feb. 26, millions of black-and-brown Americans paid their respects to the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered by George Zimmerman and his death helped to spawn the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Fast forward six years later, and Jay-Z has partnered up with the Paramount Network to tell Martin’s complete life story through a 26-second trailer for the upcoming docuseries, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
The docuseries will deal with more than just the tragic and senseless murder, as it will also tell the surrounding story of the roles race, politics, power, money and the American criminal justice system played. The six-part docuseries is based on the book Martin’s parents co-wrote: Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. Jay-Z serves as the docuseries’ executive producer along with Trayvon’s parents—Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
Watch the trailer below, which features narratives and headlines that became attached to the controversial case, and share your thoughts on what you’ve seen with us on Twitter @Okayplayer.
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premieres in July on the Paramount Network.