Jay Z has announced his third project stemming from his deal with The Weinstein Company in the form of a historical docu-series based on Nicholas “The Reaper” Irving, the first African-American special ops sniper in the United States Army.
The six-hour mini-series will air on NBC and is based on his memoir The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers. The book describes The Reaper racking up a reported 33 kills during a four-month span in 2009. He also has an AR-15 named after him.
“The series will take a look inside the life of the world of special ops,” a source tells Page Six.
The series is slated to star Sterling K. Brown, who won an Emmy for “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and currently appears on NBC’s “This Is Us.”
This is the latest of several moves Jay has made in conjunction with Weinstein. The Lee Daniels-directed biopic about Richard Pryor and a documentary series on the life of Kalief Browder are also in the works with the music mogul seated as producer.