Docs

Discovery+ acquires Trump docuseries subpoenaed as part of Jan. 6 inquiry

Discovery+ has acquired the rights to Unprecedented, a three-part documentary series on the Trump administration, the 2020 U.S. election and the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, footage ...
June 23, 2022

Discovery+ has acquired the rights to Unprecedented, a three-part documentary series on the Trump administration, the 2020 U.S. election and the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, footage from which was recently subpoenaed by the Congressional committee investigating the former president’s involvement in the insurrection.

The series, which comes from British filmmaker Alex Holder (Keep Quiet) and his AJH Films prodco, features interviews with Trump and his family members — including his sons Eric and Don Jr., his daughter Ivanka, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner — in the weeks leading up to to the riot at the Capitol as well as in the aftermath. The teaser shared by Discovery+ on social media ends with Trump agreeing to discuss the events of January 6.

Discovery+ confirmed that the series will be released later this summer, after purchasing the rights to the documentary last year. The series will include previously-unseen footage of the Trump family on the campaign trail and their reactions to the election outcome, along with intimate interviews with Trump, his family and others who were in the White House.

The doc also features footage of the January 6 riot, as well as footage from the White House and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort both during the election campaign and before and after the events of January 6.

Holder released a statement on social media earlier this week after being subpoenaed by the U.S. Congress as part of the hearings on January 6. The filmmaker complied with a Congressional subpoena to turn over footage as part of the investigation.

“As a British filmmaker, I had no agenda coming into this. We simply wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold onto power so desperately,” Holder’s statement reads. “We have dutifully handed over all the materials the Committee has asked for and we are fully cooperating.”

The teaser for Unprecedented can be viewed below.

Photo courtesy of Discovery+

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

Menu

Search