Showtime Releases Trailer for W. Kamau Bell’s Bill Cosby Docuseries 

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The docuseries about Bill Cosby will premiere on Jan. 30 on Showtime.

Showtime has released the official trailer for We Need To Talk About Cosby. It is a four-part docuseries that was created by television host W. Kamau Bell to explore the complex and tainted legacy of Bill Cosby after dozens of sexual assault allegations against the comedian and actor, according to Rolling Stone

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“Bell, who grew up idolizing Cosby, unpacks how Cosby’s desire for power, which propelled his professional success, could be the same driving force that motivated his alleged crimes against women,” reads the official synopsis for the docuseries. “We Need to Talk About Cosby peels back complex layers, portraying the genius performer, philanthropist and role model, contrasted by the accused sexual predator that now defines him. It offers viewers the chance to reconsider Cosby’s mark in a society where rape culture, toxic masculinity, capitalism and white supremacy are shaping how we re-evaluate sex, power and agency.” 

The trailer starts off with actress Eden Tirl, who is one of the women allegedly violated by Cosby, stating that people in the industry knew about the Cosby Show star’s behavior before it was brought to light, according to Complex. 

“You can’t do what he did unless you have other people supporting what you’re doing,” Tril said. 

RELATED: Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Supporting Bill Cosby Is Proof We Don’t Love Black Women Enough’

The docuseries features discussions about Cosby from journalists and personalities such as Black News Tonight host Marc Lamont Hill, Roland Martin and Jemele Hill. 

“You can’t speak about Black America in the 20th century and not talk about Bill Cosby,” Martin said. 

We Need To Talk About Cosby will premiere on Jan. 30 on Showtime. 

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