Instagram announced that a mini-series inspired by David Bowie’s last album Blackstar will debut Feb. 24 on the platform. Starring Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson, Patricia Clarkson, and more, UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries will span 16 episodes and will debut Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Bowie had agreed to the InstaMiniSeries before his death on Jan. 10, according to a release. Instagram says that Bowie “opened the doors last fall to the InstaMiniSeries creative team, Carolynn Cecilia and Nikki Borges, and provided them advance, unmediated access to the music and images from [Blackstar] thus allowing them to create their own visual interpretations of the songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part.” The project was completed in December 2015.
“David Bowie has always been about reinvention over repetition,” Borges, InstaMiniSeries founder and executive producer said in a statement. “Remarkably honest and passionate in his work, his innovations have influenced our own work as we transform a social media platform into a creative outlet. We are grateful to have the opportunity to participate with the chameleonic rock icon and honored to be entrusted with interpreting his art.”
Cecilia, UNBOUND‘s writer and producer, said, “David Bowie was a trailblazer, not just in the world of music, but in the art of storytelling. Whether through lyrics, melodies, film, theater or mythical persona he never fails to transcend WHAT WAS and set the tone -and the bar- for what CAN BE. As story-tellers and music lovers, who better for us to be inspired by than David Bowie?”
Lawrence Peryer, producer of UNBOUND said, “In light of recent events, this project has taken on new significance for all of us – cast and crew. We are very happy to be bringing a new creative work to David’s fan worldwide at a time when a focus on his music and art is much-needed.”
See a trailer for UNBOUND via Instagram.