A new Netflix series ReMastered will kick off with an episode on the attempt to kill Bob Marley in 1976.
According to Rolling Stone, the series will dive into eight music mysteries starting October 12th until May 2019.
The first episode, “Who Shot the Sheriff?” is a close look at the attempt on Marley’s life.
The Jamaican Reggae star died on May 11, 1981, from a form of skin cancer. He was 36. After 42 years, Bob Marley’s attempted assassination remains an unsolved mystery.
Among the conspiracy theories that followed his death was that he had been murdered by the Central Investigation Agency (CIA), which wanted to halt his growing political influence in Jamaica. Five years before Marley died, there was an attempt to assassinate him in Jamaica.
“The attack, which took place at Marley’s Kingston mansion just days before he was scheduled to perform at a high-profile concert for peace, has inspired much writing over the years, including novelist Marlon James’ Man Booker Prize-winning 2015 work A Brief History of Seven Killings,” Rolling Stone said.
The series has been produced by the Zimbalist brothers and the directors include Barbara Kopple, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, BJ Perlmutt, and Sam Cullman.
“Each of the 8 tracks of ReMastered seeks to reveal answers about seminal events in the lives of artists…” a Netflix press release said.
The music personalities and bands who will be profiled in subsequent episodes include Johnny Cash, Jam Master Jay, Victor Jara, Sam Cooke and The Miami Showband.