Showtime Releases Trailer for Docuseries ‘We Want To Speak About Cosby’
Showtime launched the official trailer and key artwork for the upcoming four-part docuseries We Want To Speak About Cosby, from Emmy-winning director W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell). Providing an in-depth have a look at the revolutionary profession and private descent of Invoice Cosby, We Want To Speak About Cosby will display screen on the Sundance Movie Competition on January 22, forward of its Showtime premiere on Sunday, January 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. All episodes can be obtainable throughout all Showtime streaming and VOD platforms on January 30.
Cosby, the famend comic, actor, philanthropist and African American icon, who for many years was revered as “America’s Dad,” has gained infamy as a legal defendant in a sexual-assault prosecution. The collection explores the complicated story of Cosby’s life and work, weighing his actions in opposition to his indeniable international affect by way of interviews with comedians, cultural commentators, journalists and girls who share their most private, harrowing encounters with Cosby. By archival footage, Cosby reveals who he might have been all alongside – the antithesis of the principled, public determine who grew to become a hero, not solely to African American individuals however to all individuals.
The four-parter sheds new gentle on Cosby’s cultural contributions and impression on the peak of his shame – accused of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, and different misconduct by greater than 60 ladies way back to almost 60 years. Bell, who grew up idolizing Cosby, unpacks how Cosby’s want for energy, which propelled his skilled success, might be the identical driving pressure that motivated his alleged crimes in opposition to ladies. We Want To Speak About Cosby peels again complicated layers, portraying the genius performer, philanthropist, and function mannequin, contrasted by the accused sexual predator that now defines him. It affords viewers the possibility to rethink Cosby’s mark in a society the place rape tradition, poisonous masculinity, capitalism, and white supremacy are shaping how we re-evaluate intercourse, energy, and company.
We Want To Speak About Cosby is a Boardwalk Footage Manufacturing in affiliation with WKB Industries for Showtime, directed by W. Kamau Bell. The collection is govt produced by Bell, Andrew Fried, Katie A. King, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn, and Sarina Roma. King additionally serves as showrunner and Geraldine Porras serves as a co-executive producer.