Jay Z’s New Television Show Will Focus on the Army’s First African-American Sniper

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Rapper Shawn "JAY Z" Carter participates in a panel discussion during Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, the Weinstein Company and Spike TV's announcement of a documentary event series on Kalief Browder on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Spike)

Jay Z’s two-year deal with the Weinstein Company will include a new NBC project focused around Nicholas “The Reaper” Irving, the first black sniper to serve in the U.S. Army. Page Six reports that the drama will be a six-part miniseries starring Sterling K. Brown, who won an Emmy for his performance as Christopher Darden in The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Brown currently appears in This Is Us, another NBC series.

The report is the latest in a series of wins for Hov. Last week, Jay Z announced that he’ll be producing the Richard Pryor biopic and a Kalief Browder documentary. He also won the “Made in America” copyright infringement lawsuit yesterday.


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