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Jon Bon Jovi (Photo credit: David Roemer // provided by Hulu)
Jon Bon Jovi (Photo credit: David Roemer // provided by Hulu)

Hulu acquires 'Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story'


Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 08:00 pm

ROS-produced docuseries is first ever with full cooperation from all band members

Press Release

Hulu today announced its acquisition of “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story,” the first-ever docuseries on the band’s history with full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.

The docuseries is an ROS production, the banner of filmmaker Gotham Chopra.

This 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 its 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. He 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 four 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 vs Time,” and “Man in the Arena”), Kobe Bryant (“Kobe Bryant’s Muse”), LeBron James (“Shut Up and Dribble”), Stephen Curry (“Stephen vs. The Game”), Simone Biles (“Simone vs 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 U.K.-based studio, taking ROS 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).

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