Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is a six-part unscripted series executive produced by Jay-Z that will air on Powermount Network this July. It explores the short life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed six years ago by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
Recently Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder after killing 17-year-old Martin, accused Jay-Z, executive producer Michael Gasparro and the series’ production team of harassing his family. “I know how to handle people who fuck with me. I have since February 2012,” Zimmerman told the Blast in an interview. “Anyone who fucks with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
Rest in Power promises to be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide “Black Lives Matter” movement. In addition to Trayvon’s story, it also examines “race, politics, power, money and the criminal justice system.”
Watch the 26-second teaser-trailer below.