Roc Nation and Time Studios are teaming up to develop a Megan Thee Stallion docuseries with Nneka Onuerah attached to direct.
The untitled multi-part docuseries will explore Megan’s Texas upbringing as well as her career’s ups and downs. It will mix rare archival footage and fresh verité video to showcase the rapper’s rise from a viral freestyling phenom to pop culture sensation. The series will explore her path to success and how she overcame personal hurdles to thrive professionally.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with Roc Nation to share Megan’s story with the world. Millions of people are familiar with her as an entertainer, but this series will give her a chance to share her truth as never before,” said Time Studios co-head of documentary Loren Hammonds. “Her story is a powerful one, and the accomplishments that she continues to achieve are remarkable. We feel lucky to have this opportunity to capture her at a crucial moment in her life and career, as she continues to grow exponentially in both her artistry and global impact.”
Time Studios’ Ian Orefice, Hammonds, Alexa Conway and Mike Beck will exec produce alongside Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez and Lori York. Director Onuorah will also be credited as an EP.
“Megan has quickly blossomed into one of the pre-eminent entertainers in the world and it’s a testament to her perseverance, resilience and professionalism,” Perez said. “Her journey is inspirational and we’re proud to have partnered with TIME Studios to highlight her personal and professional trajectory over the years. Our hope is that this documentary will inspire viewers to stay the course and pursue their passions through the ups and downs.”
A network/platform is not yet attached.
Onuorah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker and producer who directed “Lizzo’s Watch Out For the Big Grrrls” competition series that premieres on Amazon Prime Video later this month, as well as an A24 musical documentary about Broadway phenom Ayodele Casel. She also directed President Obama in Higher Ground’s “The G Word” for Netflix.