Bon Jovi is getting the whole band back together for a new docuseries that has been picked up by Hulu.
The streamer has acquired Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, a four-part series directed by Gotham Chopra.
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The announcement comes the day after the 40th anniversary of the release of the band’s debut, eponymous album, which included the hit Runaway.
There have been numerous Bon Jovi documentaries over the years including When We Were Beautiful, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Hulu says that this project has the “full cooperation” of all past and present members of the band.
Richie Sambora, who joined the band in 1983 after the departure of original lead guitarist Dave Sabo, who is also presumably in the series, quit the band in 2013. The band has most recently featured keyboardist David Bryan, who was the first to get a call after Jon Bon Jovi landed a record deal, drummer Tico Torres, bassist Hugh McDonald, who essentially replaced Alec John Such, who left the band in 1994 and guitarist Phil X.
The band has sold over 130M albums including 1986’s Slippery When Wet, 1988’s New Jersey and 1992’s Keep The Faith.
The series will launch on April 26 in the U.S. and will be followed internationally on Disney+ and Star+ in Latin America. It is produced by Religion of Sports, the company founded by Chopra, and Michael Strahan and Tom Brady, who the singer has previously said made him a “better singer”. Despite being a Jersey guy, Jon Bon Jovi is a Patriots fan and close to ownership.
The docu-series is an ROS production, the banner of filmmaker Gotham Chopra.
It will feature forty years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. It will relive the band’s triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments and most public moments of friction.
Chopra will also exec produce alongside Giselle Parets and Ameeth Sankaran for ROS. It is produced and edited by Alex Trudeau Viriato.
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