B has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated documentary series B Directed by Dawn Porter (Trapped), the four-part series utilizes rare and never-before-seen footage to chronicle Bobby Kennedy’s political career and transformation, which was unfortunately cut way too short. The docuseries features brand new interviews with Kennedy’s friends and staffers, providing first-hand accounts of events that shaped his views and passion for change—specifically with regards to the civil rights movement.
Bobby Kennedy is a fascinating historical figure, and one riddled with “What If?” scenarios, so I’m eager to see what conclusions the docuseries comes to. It’ll also be interesting to see how far back the series goes to trace Kennedy’s life, as he was famously dubbed the “runt” of the Kennedy family. Indeed, the Kennedys are an endlessly fascinating lineage in American history, and while there’s already plenty of accounts of their lives both fictional and non-fictional, the docuseries format seems well-suited to really diving deep into RFK and his impact on this country.
Check out the Bobby Kennedy for President trailer below. The docuseries will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25th and hits Netflix on April 27th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Bobby Kennedy for President:
Robert F. Kennedy’s passion and vision helped his brother John get elected president, sparked a country’s conscience, guided the nation through terrifying crises, and inspired a generation. In the decade before his assassination at age 42, as Attorney General, a United States Senator, and a candidate for President, RFK also riled the establishment as he sharpened his political acumen, and challenged America to become the best version of itself. Told through rare and never-before-seen footage, director Dawn Porter’s four-part documentary series BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT examines the “Bobby Phenomenon” of the 1960s and the continuing influence of the man many see as the greatest loss of a troubling and turbulent era.