Bill Simmons has gone from being a sportswriter that was beloved in the greater Boston area to leading some of the best documentaries in recent memory. During his time at ESPN, he played a key role in launching the network’s critically acclaimed 30 For 30 documentary series. Having left the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports more than five years ago, Simmons is looking to create another award-winning documentary series at HBO.
Simmons, The Ringer and HBO have come together to develop a new documentary series called Music Box. The first documentary in their slate of releases, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, debuted earlier this month. Moving forward, the team behind Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage will pivot to documentaries highlighting the work of Robert Stigwood, Kenny G and Alanis Morissette. Most notably, HBO plans to work with Simmons to release documentaries examining the lives of both Juice WRLD and DMX.
At this time, HBO nor Simmons have shared release dates for these documentaries, but the first trailer of their work looks promising. Check it out below.