Bag your place on the sofa and pre-order the popcorn, because Kanye West is heading to Netflix.
Billboard broke the news last April that the streaming giant had scored a multi-part documentary series covering more than 20 years of Kanye’s life.
The series was estimated to have cost Netflix a whopping $30 million, though that figure has been disputed by some sources.
Now, five months later, Netflix has dropped a teaser for the series, which is titled jeen-yuhs.
The clip hints at the huge scope of the project, as it shows Kanye way back at the beginning of his career in 2002.
Here’s everything we know about the series so far…
When will it air?
jeen-yuhs is set to premiere in 2022, according to a statement from Netflix.
‘Filmed over two decades, jeen-yuhs is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye's experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist,’ said the streaming service.
Who’s directing it?
The project will be directed by Clarence ‘Coodie’ Simmons and Chike Ozah, the filmmakers behind Wests's early music videos like ‘Through the Wire’ and ‘Jesus Walks’.
What’s it all about?
— Netflix (@netflix) September 25, 2021
Featuring never-seen-before footage, the series will focus on his music career, his fashion business, his failed presidential run and the death of his mother, Donda West.
In the teaser for jeen-yuhs Kanye and Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) can be seen coming up with the lyrics that would eventually appear on ‘Two Words’ from Kanye’s debut album, The College Dropout.
We predict the series will also cover some of Kanye’s more controversial moments, given his reputation as a celebrity firebrand.
We’re taking bets on whether it’ll mention that Taylor Swift saga…
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