© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Kanye West Docuseries Headed to Netflix

Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A multi-part docuseries following Kanye West is headed to Netflix. The powerhouse streaming service reportedly acquired the project for the small sum of $30 million, according to Billboard.

Directors Clarence "Coodie" Simmons and Chike Ozah (better known as Coodie & Chike) have been collecting content for the project over the past 21 years, and have compiled the never-before-seen footage to create this unprecedented documentary. The duo is credited for directing two of West's first videos: "Through the Wire" and a third version of "Jesus Walks" that two other directors couldn't pull off.

Produced by the directing duo's Creative Control company, the docuseries will chronicle the rise of Kanye West and cover major milestones in his life, including his botched attempt at US presidency. No official release date has been announced, but the series is expected to be released in 2021.

Otis is the late morning host on WFPK. Email Otis at ojunior@lpm.org

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.