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.
BREAKING: Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel working on Aaron Hernandez documentary TV series produced by Geno McDermott's company Blackfin.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 19, 2017
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.
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.