The saga of Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots player who was convicted of murder and later committed suicide in his prison cell, will be the subject of a podcast produced by The Boston Globe and Wondery.
The six-part series is reported and hosted by the Globe’s celebrated Spotlight Team, including longtime investigative sports reporter Bob Hohler. It will be released in the fall.
“It is an honor to be working with the world-renowned Spotlight Team from The Boston Globe on their first-ever story released as a podcast,” said Hernan Lopez, CEO of Wondery, the leading podcast network that last year partnered with the LA Times on “Dirty John,” a popular podcast that’s being turned into a TV miniseries.
Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of killing his friend Odin Lloyd two years earlier. In April 2017 Hernandez committed suicide in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.
“The Aaron Hernandez case was an important story in our backyard, and so much happened so quickly,” said Spotlight Team editor Patricia Wen. “The Spotlight Team wanted to examine his life in a broader context, and determine what, if any, lessons could be learned.”