Paramount Network, Jay Z Team On ‘Trayvon Martin Story’

Weinstein Company to produce six-part series

Spike TV – soon to be renamed Paramount Network – has once again teamed with producer/entrepreneur Jay Z (Shawn Carter) to produce a limited series, this time on the life and tragic death of Trayvon Martin.

The six-part event series, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, will follow the story of Martin, who in 2012 as an unarmed 17-year old was shot and killed by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in Florida. Zimmerman's acquittal on a second-degree murder charges sparked protests and outrage worldwide.  

Carter, Weinstein and Spike TV recently collaborated on the recent limited series TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, the finale of which ended last night (April 5).

“I am thrilled to once again partner with the incredibly talented team of The Weinstein Company and Shawn Carter to take a comprehensive look beyond the headlines at the circumstances that caused Trayvon’s senseless death and the movement born out of this tragedy,” said Kevin Kay, President of Spike TV, TV Land, and CMT in a statement.