The highly-anticipated docuseries “Boston George,” which chronicles the life of drug trafficker and smuggler George Jacob Jung, is finally set to premiere on the streaming service Fandor on July 22. The five-part series includes a wealth of interviews with Johnny Depp, who played Jung in the 2001 film “Blow.” This is Depp’s first new film or TV project to be released since his protracted legal battle with former wife Amber Heard.
“The Boston George Doc Series” offers a compelling look at Jung’s life of drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and criminal activity, as told by his friends, family, and associates. Among the interviewees are author Bruce Porter, Jung’s partner Ronda Clay Spinello, former undercover DEA agent Tom Tinnerington, and DEA Special Agent Mike McManus, who was responsible for Jung’s arrest. The series features a new trailer and behind-the-scenes clip that includes Depp presenting Jung with a cell phone so they can stay in touch.
Fandor plans to release one episode per week, with the first episode airing on July 22. Cinedigm will make each episode available on TVOD the day after it premieres. Jung, also known as “Boston George” and “El Americano,” was a prominent figure in the cocaine trade in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. He and his partner Carlos Leader smuggled cocaine into the country for the Colombian Medellin Cartel. Jung was sentenced to 70 years in prison in 1994 but was released in 2014.
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