Today, Spike has shared the trailer for Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-part documentary series produced by Jay Z and The Weinstein Company. The program will begin airing on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and tells the story of Browder, a 16-year-old New Yorker who was arrested under suspicion of stealing a book bag and held without charge for three years in Riker's Island. He was released in 2013, and committed suicide two years later.
A press release for the show promises "first-person accounts, archival footage, and cinematic recreations of key scenes from Browder’s life [as well as] exclusive interviews from a wide range of those connected to the story, from politicians to close friends and family members to social reformers."
The trailer prominently features footage of Kalief's questioning by police, security footage of his treatment inside Riker's, and interviews with his mother, Venida, who died in October 2016 "of a broken heart." That same month, Jay Z called her son "a modern day prophet."