Music documentary

The award-winning musical documentary THE DEFIANT ONES debuts on Netflix on 3/23

Today, Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that the highly acclaimed documentary series THE DEFIANT ONES will launch on March 23 exclusively on Netflix everywhere except the United States and Canada. All four episodes will be available immediately to members worldwide.

Set in the midst of many defining events of the past four decades, THE DEFIANT ONES tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre – one THE SON of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton – and their partnership improbable and surprising lead roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. This eye-opening, compelling and often gritty story is set in recording studios, humble homes and massive mansions, criminal courts and the highest corridors of corporate power.

The Grammy-winning series is directed by Allen Hughes, who conducted extensive interviews with both men. The show also includes interviews with music icons such as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am. . THE DEFIANT ONES also features never-before-seen footage from a slew of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, NWA, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.

“The Defiant Ones is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and modern pop. Captivating and rich, the series is a time capsule of the last four decades of the music industry”, said Bela Bajaria, vice president of content. at Netflix. “Most importantly, it’s a beautiful and inspiring story of friendship for anyone chasing their dreams.”

The Defiant Ones, written by Allen Hughes, Lasse Jarvi and Doug Pray, is a Silverback 5150 Pictures production in association with Alcon Television Group. Executive producers are Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo and Gene Kirkwood with Sarah Anthony, Steven Williams and Fritzi Horstman producing.

About Uphe Content Group

London-based UPHE Content Group is a repertoire center of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, which acquires and produces multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatre, home entertainment, television and digital platforms across world. UPHE Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, which is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies developing, producing and marketing entertainment, news and information to global audiences. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a leading motion picture company, major television production operations, a group of leading television stations, world-class theme parks and a suite of leading Internet companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. About Alcon Television Group

Alcon Television Group is an independent television studio and production company. A division of Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group develops, produces and distributes a bold and innovative lineup of unique scripted content with global market appeal for distribution on premium subscription networks, digital platforms and major cable networks. and dissemination.

About Rhythms

Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats) is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones and speakers, Beats has ushered in a whole new generation of high-end sound entertainment possibilities. The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion and excitement of playing back in the recording studio to the listening experience of music lovers everywhere. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014.

About Netflix

Netflix is ​​the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying over 140 million hours of TV and movie programming daily, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on almost any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause, and resume viewing, all without ads or commitments.

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