Jay Z and Will Smith are expanding their joint resume once again. As Complex reports, the rappers turned media moguls are producing a new HBO miniseries that tells the fatal story of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after talking to a white girl.

The tragic story, which concluded with Till’s murderers being acquitted—even though they later admitted to the horrendous crime—is sure to resonate today in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and, most recently, Sandra Bland.

Related: Jay Z Invests in What Some are Calling the ‘Uber’ for Private Jets

Outside of Jay Z and Will Smith’s involvement in the miniseries, not much else about it or the names attached are known.

This marks the third time Jay Z and Will Smith have teamed up as producers, after their collaboration on last year’s Annie remake and their ongoing electronic music comedy in production with Calvin Harris called Higher.


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