It’s been a week since Bill Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania prison, but he’s already thinking about his return to show business. As TMZ reported, “The Cosby Show” actor is planning a docuseries as well as a standup comedy tour.
Cosby’s documentary, according to his rep Andrew Wyatt, will be a five-part series that will chronicle his life, legacy, trial and prison experience, and will feature exclusive interviews from Cosby’s loved ones, a few celebrities and the comedian himself. As for his comedy return, his camp has reportedly been in contact with promoters and comedy clubs who are interested in having him perform at their venues.
As REVOLT previously reported, Cosby served more than two years in prison when he learned that his previous agreement with former prosecutor Bruce Castor resulted in his charges being dropped. The comedian had been doing time in connection for the alleged molestation of Andrea Constand, but years prior, the D.A. ruled that there was not enough evidence to prosecute him.
Cosby subsequently confessed to drugging women in a deposition for Constand’s civil suit, and the information was used to charge and convict him in the crime. Pennsylvania’s highest court later ruled that the conviction was overturned, noting the comedian was unable to invoke his Fifth Amendment right and was robbed of his right to a fair trial.
Cosby’s prison release sparked heated exchanges between those who denounced the Supreme Court’s decision and others who had been advocating for his release. Despite the critics, Wyatt claimed, “The world wants to see Mr. Cosby.”
In addition to the docuseries and standup comedy shows, Cosby reportedly wants to have a speaking tour in which he plans to make appearances in prisons, schools and neighborhoods around the country, and open up about his experiences. A book about his criminal case and time in prison is also said to be on the way.