An extensive docuseries chronicling Willie Nelson‘s life and long career as a singer and songwriter is currently in the making.
Mark Rothbaum, a longtime manager of Nelson, and Blackbird Presents Founder & Chief Creative Officer Keith Wortman developed the docuseries, which is titled “Willie Nelson and Family.” Blackbird Presents and Sight Unseen are the producers of the series, which is being co-directed by Thom Zimmy and Oren Moverman.
Nelson, who is actively participating in the production along with his family, has allowed Zimny and Moverman access to his archives.
“Words like ‘honored,’ ‘excited’ and ‘humbled’ don’t come close to describing the way we feel about being entrusted with telling Willie’s story. And what a story it is!” Zimny and Moverman said in a statement. “We are celebrating the music, the career, the long road, the family, friends, and history.”
They added, “But, more than anything, we are piecing together a narrative — one never before seen in its entirety — about an extraordinary man with a unique ability to bring people together; folks of all races, orientations, genders, political ideologies, and musical leanings. These days, we sure could use the healing powers of Willie Nelson.”
“Telling Willie’s story has been a lifelong dream of ours, and we feel privileged to realize this dream with Thom, Oren and Sight Unseen,” Rothbaum and Wortman said.
There is no word as yet on when the docuseries will air or on which outlet.
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