about the series
It was an honor to be trusted to tell the harrowing tale of Meek Mill's twelve-year struggle to escape the trap known as the American judicial system.
I was aware of the systemic injustices that have ensnared people of color over the last four hundred years. However, spending a year and a half of my life studying the excruciating details of Meek's story rekindled a fire that had been smoldering within me for most of my life.
Perhaps the most infuriating truth about what happened to Meek is how common this story is. In fact, Meek's story is only unique because he was famous and had the resources to mount a proper legal defense. As you read this, there are tens of thousands of innocent people behind bars who simply don't have the money or connections to disentangle themselves from a corrupt system.
Though a challenging story to digest, I'll never forget the incredible response the series received as it premiered. It's gratifying to know that this work opened millions of eyes across the globe.
Though I'm incredibly proud of the entire series, one of my favorite elements is the cinematic recreations I wrote and directed (uncredited). To me, the only way to really breathe life into this story was to directly place the audience in the sprawling narrative's pivotal moments.
I'd like to thank my collaborators and the network for standing behind my vision and giving me the resources to elevate this critical story.