Showtime is taking another look at the rise and fall of disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby. Led by W. Kamau Bell, Roland Martin, Jemele Hill, Marc Lamont Hill and several other journalists, cultural critics and academics participate in a trailer that explores the rise and fall of the man once known as “America’s Dad.”
“A four-part docuseries directed by W. Kamau Bell, We Need To Talk About Cosby wrestles with the conversations of the #MeToo movement, focusing on Bill Cosby’s descent from ‘America’s Dad’ to alleged sexual predator. The series explores the complex story of Cosby’s life and work, weighing his actions against his indisputable global influence through interviews with comedians, cultural commentators, journalists and women who share their most personal, harrowing encounters with Cosby,” the trailer’s description reads.
“Through archival footage, Cosby reveals who he may have been all along – the antithesis of the principled, public figure who became a hero, not only to African American people but to all people. Peeling back complex layers of the African American icon, We Need To Talk About Cosby offers viewers the chance to reconsider his mark in a society where rape culture, toxic masculinity, capitalism and white supremacy is shaping how we re-evaluate sex, power and agency.”
It will all come to light in the new documentary from Showtime, set to premiere on January 30. Check out the trailer below.