Paramount Network has set July 30 at 10 p.m. as the premiere date for “Rest In Power: The Martin Story.”
The six-part original docuseries gives viewers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death in 2012 sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old African-American high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member in the Sanford, Florida, community on Feb. 26, 2012, where he was visiting a friend with his father. George Zimmerman was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge utilizing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.
The fatal encounter between Martin and Zimmerman and the subsequent trial sparked nationwide outrage and protests and shined an unforgiving light on issues including race, politics, power, money and gun control.