While David Bowie did live to see the release of his new album, Blackstar, he sadly won’t see the new InstaMiniSeries he agreed to prior to his death on January 10. Called Unbound, the 16-episode series creates visual interpretations of his new music and is set to premiere on February 25 at 8 pm ET, according to Instagram.
Bowie had given InstaMiniSeries pre-release access to the music and images from Blackstar in the fall of 2015, without any limits or preconditions, so that the creative team could create the 16-episode miniseries. Unbound was finished in December, and starting Thursday, four episodes will be released a week. (Wednesday will be the only weekday that doesn’t come with a new episode.)
The episodes “[take] the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork,” according to InstaMiniSeries. “Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention.”
Bowie, who knew that Blackstar would be his final album, died after an 18-month battle with cancer. His album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and multiple other Bowie albums quickly returned to the chart as fans coped with his loss.
“In light of recent events, this project has taken on new significance for all of us — cast and crew,” said producer Lawrence Peryer in a press release. “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.”
Directed by Nikki Borges, Unbound is written by Carolynn Cecilia. InstaMiniSeries served as executive producer, while Peryer produced. The first episode will be available on February 25.
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