Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel has been the go-to reporter on all things Aaron Hernandez, most recently covering the former tight end’s double-murder trial.

Wetzel’s work has been incredible. Last week, he wrote a beautiful column about the moment at Hernandez’s trial when he and his four-year-old daughter locked eyes, and on Wednesday, after Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell, he penned another excellent piece wrapping up the entire saga.

But Wetzel apparently isn’t done.

According to Jeff Sneider, editor in chief of Hollywood news site The Tracking Board, Wetzel is “working on” a Hernandez documentary television series, produced by a company called Blackfin.

Wetzel has neither confirmed nor denied this report. It’s likely he and the production company don’t want to announce the documentary series immediately after Hernandez’s death, lest they appear crass.

If this documentary is really in the works, Wetzel and Blackfin certainly aren’t wasting any time. It will be interesting to see if the public has an appetite for the Hernandez story so soon after watching it unfold in real time. Most of the best sports documentaries rehash stories from decades ago, allowing viewers to relive details they’ve forgotten or educate themselves on stories they weren’t paying attention for. It doesn’t hurt that lips often loosen over time, allowing for meatier interviews decades after the fact.

On the other hand, it seems like most people who care about the Hernandez story already know most of what there is to know, and you have to wonder how much Hernandez’s friends and family will be willing to divulge so soon after his death.

That said, Wetzel has brought impressive detail to all his columns on Hernandez, and he’ll probably extract some good info from sources he’s cultivated over the past months and years. After how well he’s covered Hernandez, he deserves some benefit of the doubt.

Blackfin is a three-year-old production company that, according to its website, is producing projects with Spike, Red Bull, HGTV, HLN, Discovery. You can read more about them on this very oddly written “about” page.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for MLB.com, SI.com, the Hartford Courant, Baseball Prospectus, Land of 10, VICE Sports and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.

  • Aubrey Lee

    Dan Wetzel wanted to be Arron Hernandez’s bitch cell mate.