"Time: The Kalief Browder Story" is a six-part event series about a young student who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime.
Spike is teaming with Shawn "Jay Z" Carter and the Weinstein Co. for a docuseries examining the criminal justice system.
The Viacom-owned cable network has greenlit Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-part docuseries that tells the story of Browder, a young African-American student who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted. The series will debut in January on Spike and feature first-person accounts, archival footage, re-creations as well as interviews with a range of those connected to the story, including politicians, friends and family members as well as social reformers.
Jenner Furst will direct via his Brooklyn-based company The Cinemart. Exec producers include Jay Z, Harvey Weinstein, David Glassner, Furst, Nick Sandow, Julia Willoughby Nason as well as Michasel Gasparro. Spike exec vp original series Sharon Levy and senior vp originals Chachi Senior will oversee for the cabler.