Jay-Z to Produce NBC Drama about First African American Sniper

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As always, Jay Z is consistently making moves and now he has ventured into the world of television. Shortly after signing a first-look deal with the Weinstein Company, Jay Z will produce an NBC drama about Nicholas Irving — the first African-American to serve as a special ops sniper in his battalion, according to PageSix.

The program will be a 6 hour mini-series based on Irving’s 2015 memoir, The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers, which the Weinstein Company has picked up the rights to. It will star Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown as Irving, the U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest sniper.

There are plans to start filming early next year.

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