Dr. Dre and Producer Jimmy Iovine Docuseries to Debut on HBO In 2017

Jimmy Iovine, left, and Dr. Dre, right, attend the WSJ Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at MoMA on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Iovine, left, and Dr. Dre, right, attend the WSJ Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at MoMA on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

The Defiant Ones, a four-part documentary series from director Allen Hughes about the unlikely partnership between music legends Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, will debut on HBO in 2017.

The Defiant Ones has everything you expect in a great story – drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted that we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”

The Defiant Ones is described by HBO as “an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.”

Hughes (Menace II Society) filmed Iovine and Dre over a three-year period, and the documentary includes interviews with Bono, David Geffen, Eminen, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen and will.i.am. The series will feature never-before-seen footage from recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.

SOURCE: Deadline – Greg Evans