4.6 C
New York
Monday, October 2, 2023

Muhammad Ali Event Series From Kevin Willmott, Regé-Jean Page & Morgan Freeman In Works At Peacock


Share post:

Variety has confirmed that an eight-part series about boxing icon Muhammad Ali, by Regé-Jean Page, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Willmott, is underway on Peacock.

Written by Academy Award-winning author Willmott (known for BlacKkKlansman, Da 5 Bloods), the eight-part series titled “Excellence: 8 Fights,” is a scripted drama series based on Jonathan Eig’s latest autobiography, Ali: A Life.Muhammad Ali Event Series From Kevin Willmott, Regé-Jean Page & Morgan Freeman In Works At Peacock

Bridgerton star, Page and Freeman join the board as executive producers, as do Revelations Entertainment’s Willmott and Laurie McCreary, and Emily Brown. Eig will serve as producer along with CBS Studios and UCP.

According to the show’s official description, Excellence: 8 Fights will “tell eight distinct, pivotal moments in Muhammad Ali’s iconic life.

Also, read; Tiger Woods Faces $30m Lawsuit From Ex-girlfriend Erica Herman For Kicking Her Out After Split

Inside Fight – Drama Outside the Ring – where we examine the struggle in the heart and mind of one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century.”

This has been a longtime passion project for Revelations and a top priority for CBS Studios, where the company is headquartered. They teamed up to acquire Eig’s book shortly after its publication in October 2017 and began developing it as a series of events.

A different version of the project with writer Dan Kay landed at CBS All Access in a competitive situation in the spring of 2018.Muhammad Ali Event Series From Kevin Willmott, Regé-Jean Page & Morgan Freeman In Works At Peacock

Since then, the field has reshaped itself, with Wilmot as writer and executive producer and Bridgerton and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Of Thieves with Page as executive producer.

Wilmott is an Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter and professor of film at the University of Kansas. He is known for working on projects like BlackKklansman, Da 5 Bloods, 24, Chi-Raq and Jayhawkers with a focus on the black experience. 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Get Our Stories First

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Nigeria’s Chioma Nnadi Named British Vogue’s First black Female Editor

With Chioma Nnadi at the helm of British Vogue, there is anticipation for the magazine to continue its tradition of showcasing cutting-edge fashion

Official Press Release: Rotimi, Mr. Vegas, Michael Blackson & Majah Hype Headline The Atlanta African Caribbean Fest

Rotimi, Mr. Vegas, Michael Blackson & Majah Hype are all set to Headline The 2023 Atlanta African Caribbean...

Emmy NBM – Igbagbo (Faith)

"Igbagbo (Faith)" is a soulful sound dished out by the talented Nigerian singer, Emmy NBM. The fast-rising and promising...

African Women Celebrated in New and Trending  London Photography Exhibition, ‘Black Venus’

London's Somerset House is hosting a groundbreaking exhibition that aims to celebrate the historical representation and evolving legacy...