Bill Simmons’ The Ringer to Collaborate on Music Docu-Series
Bill Simmons’ The Ringer is collaborating with HBO to create a multi-part documentary film series rooted in the music world. Here’s what you need to know.
What is it?
The untitled six-film project will concentrate on pivotal moments or stretches for a popular artist or band, an iconic album or the music business as a whole, with each film helmed by a different director.
Who’s behind it?
Simmons, who co-created the sports documentary series 30 for 30, will executive produce along with Universal Music Publishing Group executives Jody Gerson and Marc Cimino.
“We see an opportunity to elevate the storytelling form with music docs much like ‘30 for 30’ changed the landscape for sports documentaries at the end of last decade,” said Simmons. “We want to work with the best directors possible, talented filmmakers who have the same passion for this project that we do. I couldn’t be more excited for the challenge.”
When can I watch it?
The series is expected to air in 2021 on HBO as a special six-week event.