Paramount Network has set July 30 at 10 p.m. as the premiere date for “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.”
The six-part original docuseries gives viewers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death in 2012 sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old African-American high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member in the Sanford, Florida, community on Feb. 26, 2012, where he was visiting a friend with his father. George Zimmerman was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge utilizing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.
The fatal encounter between Martin and Zimmerman and the subsequent trial sparked nationwide outrage and protests and shined an unforgiving light on issues including race, politics, power, money and gun control.
Interviews combined with home videos, family photos and news footage provide an intimate look at the story of a young life tragically cut short and that spurred a movement giving rise to a rallying cry that still resonates today, #BlackLivesMatter.
Featured in the docuseries are Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Martin family lawyer Donald Crump, Angela Rye, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Angela Davis and Carmelo Anthony, among others.
“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” also addresses the significant cultural and societal issues surrounding the tragedy as well as an in-depth examination into the investigation, trial and the not-guilty verdict.
Get into the trailer below.