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Netflix preps music docuseries “ReMastered”

Global streaming service Netflix is delving into the seminal events that shaped the lives of legendary musicians in a forthcoming original documentary series slated for a Fall 2018 release. ReMastered, produced ...
September 24, 2018

Global streaming service Netflix is delving into the seminal events that shaped the lives of legendary musicians in a forthcoming original documentary series slated for a Fall 2018 release.

ReMastered, produced by Triage Entertainment and All Rise Films, will look at the high-profile happenings and insights of some of music’s most-famed names. The eight-episode series features such seminal musicians as reggae legend Bob Marley (pictured); country artist Johnny Cash; hip hop icon Jam Master Jay; singer-songwriter Sam Cooke; Victor Jara, known as the Chilean Bob Dylan; blues musician Robert Johnson; the bombing of apolitical rock group The Miami Showband; and tracks the origins of the original writers of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

The series is created by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winners Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, who also serve as executive producers alongside Irving Azoff and Stu Schreiberg.

The series was directed by Kief Davidson, Barbara Kopple, Sara Dosa, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, B.J. Perlmutt, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Sam Cullman.

ReMastered will launch monthly on Netflix, debuting on Oct. 12 with”Who Shot the Sheriff?”

The premiere episode looks at the turbulent political suppression of the roots reggae movement in Jamaica as told via the exploration of Jamaican politics and the CIA’s involvement in the shooting of reggae legend Bob Marley.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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