HBO has always been the home for the most documentaries available on cable TV. So partnering with documentarian legend, Ken Burns (Baseball, The Civil War) seems a no-brainer to us! We can now confirm that the premium cable network is developing a mini-series based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson.
The series would be split into around five parts and would focus on the boxer’s incredible life. Burns has already done an Emmy award winning documentary on the said boxer so he’ll be well versed in the content at hand.
We’re excited to see anything out of Ken Burns on ANY network. But to have him backed by an actual budget (as opposed to PBS, c’mon now) will be a thing of great interest to his fans. We’ll keep you updated on the casting of Jack Johnson (not the singer, people read a book or something!) as well as possible premiere date.