Spike Lee, the director, is preparing a series of documentaries for HBO to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It will be an “unprecedented portrait” of New Yorkers and the ability to recover from the destruction of the World Trade Center.
The series is called NYC Epicenters 9/11 → 2021½ and there is still no date for the premiere, which will take place “this year”.
According to the disclosure text, signed by Lee himself and published on his Instagram account, the series will contain “more than 200 interviews” and testimonials about the “largest city in the world and the different citizens who make it so” dealt with tragic terrorist attacks Episodes over the past two decades.
The filmmaker, whose films like Não DES Bronca or The Last Hour, which capture the city immediately after the attacks, mainly take place in New York, recently received an award from the Academy for BlacKkKlansman: The Infiltrate. In Lee’s text it can be read that “over the centuries” “opinion leaders” and “haters” have said that New York is “dead and stinking” “just to prove them wrong”. “You will lose money if you bet against New York,” he continues.
The 63-year-old director, who worked with Netflix on his first film, She’s Gotta Have Me, and Da 5 Bloods from last year, is returning with this series to work with HBO, which he did in 2006 , When the Levees Broke, a documentary series on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and 2020 David Byrne’s American utopia concert film.