Meek Mill is developing a six-part docuseries, in partnership with Amazon Prime Video, about the US criminal justice system and his ongoing battle for exoneration.
According to Deadline, each episode is about an hourlong and will “attempt to uncover the different facets of corruption that kept [Meek] under the thumb of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for over a decade while revealing his life post-incarceration.” The series will also “explore his childhood trauma that led to his career as a musician.”
Mill was released from prison on bail on April 24, after being sentenced to two to four years in November 2017 for a probation violation originating from a 2007 case when he was 19. It was the third time Philadelphia’s Judge Genece Brinkley sent him to prison for violating probation—the very same (apparently corrupt) magistrate Mill’s lawyer alleges asked Mill to leave his label Roc Nation to sign with her friend and cover Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” in tribute to her.
Mill’s imprisonment stirred frustration among fans critical of the legal process and inspired other celebrities to rally behind him—Jay-Z wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in which he referred to Mill’s sentencing as “unjust and heavy-handed.” Roc Nation is producing the still-untitled project, which will premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video.