Hulu today announced its acquisition of “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story,” the first-ever docu-series on the band’s history with full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.
The docu-series is a ROS production, the banner of filmmaker Gotham Chopra.
The four-part, all-access series chronicling four decades of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi premieres Friday, April 26, on Hulu in the U.S., and coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Following one of the world’s most iconic bands and its frontman, Jon Bon Jovi, the documentary gives us a view behind the music and the man.
As thrilling as the story of a once-in-a-lifetime talent is, it is even more rare that a legend like Jon Bon Jovi lets the world into his most vulnerable moments while he’s still living them.
Forty years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. The series relives the triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments and most public moments of friction.
“Thank you, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” is directed and executive produced by multiple Emmy® Award winner Gotham Chopra (“Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” “Man in the Arena,” “Tom vs. Time”). The film is also executive produced by Giselle Parets and Ameeth Sankaran for ROS, and it is produced and edited by Alex Trudeau Viriato, who played a critical, creative role in shaping the series.
Jon Bon Jovi Bio
Self-reliance, optimism and community are key concepts that define Jon Bon Jovi. The frontman for the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Bon Jovi has not only written and performed countless rock anthems, he has utilized his spotlight and raised millions of dollars to aid the working poor, the homeless and the hungry. After selling more than 130 million albums and performing in over 50 countries for more than 40 million fans, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recognition of their longevity and impact on popular music for the past three decades. Jon is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In addition to an iconic music career, Jon has been widely acknowledged and celebrated for his philanthropic work. Jon founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping those in need “one SOUL at a time.” The foundation has worked to address homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity looking to make a positive impact at the community level. Additionally, Jon and his wife, Dorothea, opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen nonprofit community restaurant, now with 4 locations in New Jersey, helping feed those in need.
Gotham Chopra Bio
Gotham Chopra is an award-winning filmmaker at the forefront of the convergence of sports, science and spirituality.
As the creator and co-founder of “The Religion of Sports,” an Emmy® Award-winning content and media company based in Los Angeles, Gotham has worked with some of the most elite athletes in the world including Tom Brady (“Tom v Time,” and “Man in the Arena”), Kobe Bryant (“Kobe Bryant’s Muse”), Lebron James (“Shut Up and Dribble”), Stephen Curry (“Stephen v The Game”), Simone Biles (“Simone v Herself”), Alex Morgan and Usain Bolt (“Greatness Code”), Shohei Otani (“Searching for Shohei”), Conor McGregor (“McGregor Forever”) , Serena Williams (“In the Arena: Serena Williams”) and many more to produce content that pushes the boundaries of nonfiction cinema and brings the mythos of sports to a broad audience outside of those that simply follow the games. In addition to legendary athletes, Chopra’s Religion of Sports has launched projects with such pop-culture icons as Trevor Noah (“World According to Football”), Bill Simmons (“Destination NBA: A G League Odyssey”) and others.
Beyond box scores, wins and losses, and stats and sabermetrics, Chopra’s brand of sports storytelling leans into the essence of human potential, the dramatic peaks and valleys of competition and athletic achievement, and the heroic narratives that accompany both triumph and failure. Since ROS launched it has garnered (five) Sports Emmy Awards and has acquired Jiva Maya, a UK-based studio, taking the company global.
The company has also produced captivating content for both Under Armour and Nike. Most recently, Chopra released a new book called “Religion of Sports: Navigating the Trials of Life Through the Games We Love” (Simon & Schuster).
About Religion of Sports (ROS)
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Religion of Sports (ROS) is an award-winning media company created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and filmmaker Gotham Chopra.
We explore human potential, and decode what drives us to greatness. The company’s work is defined by thoughtful, elevated stories that explore a range of themes and illuminate universal truths about what it means to be Human. Over time the company has widened its lens from sports into arenas like music, fashion, and more. Because Greatness knows no bounds.
Through scripted and unscripted video, podcasts, feature films and social content, ROS distills the spirituality, science and humanity that unites elite performers and people of all kinds. Since its inception, the company has built an impressive array of work in collaboration with the world’s most elite athletes, distributed across platforms including Netflix, Apple TV+, Prime Video, ESPN, Showtime, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Facebook Watch, Hulu and more. Among its highlights, “Man in the Arena,” “Tom vs Time,’’ and “Greatness Code” won Sports Emmy awards and projects on Simone Biles, Stephen Curry, Conor McGregor, Shohei Ohtani, and Russell Westbrook have captured global audiences.
The Company has numerous upcoming productions green lit, including In the Arena: Serena Williams (ESPN), and Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story (Hulu).
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