A David Bowie Instagram mini-series inspired by his latest album Blackstar will be released this week.
Just months before his death, Bowie gave InstaMiniSeries access to Blackstar before its release on January 8, so they could produce UNBOUND: A InstaMiniSeries. Unbound will give a visual interpretation of Bowie’s final album, and it aims to take the audience “on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album's music, lyrics, and artwork,” a press release said. The channel also uploaded a preview clip of the 16-episode series.
Check Out the Blackstar-Inspired Mini-Series Approved by David Bowie
The first episode will premiere on February 25 at 8 p.m. on @instaminiseries and new episodes will air every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. UNBOUND: A InstaMiniSeries will feature Six Feet Under star Patricia Clarkson and the founder of Rookie Magazine, Tavi Gevinson.
— STATUS Magazine (@statusmagazine) February 23, 2016
UNBOUND wrapped up in December 2015, but it is unclear whether David Bowie saw the final result before his passing on January 10. However, a statement on his website acknowledged InstaMiniSeries as “an exciting new platform to explore interpretation of and storytelling within his music.”
“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 fans worldwide at a time when a focus on his music and art is much-needed,”co-producer Lawrence Peryer said, honoring the late rock icon.
— TNW at #MWC16 (@TheNextWeb) February 23, 2016
“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 storytellers and music lovers, who better for us to be inspired by than David Bowie,” writer and producer of UNBOUND: A InstaMiniSeries, Carolynn Cecilia reportedly told Rolling Stone.