Next month, W. Kamau Bell is hitting Sundance with his new documentary, We Need to Talk About Cosby. The 4- part documentary series will take a hard look at the career of Bill Cosby and the two categories it is split up into; Before the sexual assault allegations and after.
According to the official synopsis, it will “explore 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.”
“As a child of Bill Cosby, I was a huge fan of all his shows and wanted to be a comedian because of him,” said Bell. “I never thought I’d ever wrestle with who we all thought Cosby was and who we now understand him to be. I’m not sure he would want me to do this work, but Cliff Huxtable definitely would.”
“Kamau has bravely ventured into a very complicated and nuanced area of the Bill Cosby story, which has yet to be explored in this depth. It’s an important and under-reported perspective on the legacy of one of history’s most iconic African American entertainers,” added Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks.
Following the Sundance premiere, the series will debut on Showtime January 30th.