Kevin Hart plans to put the ups and downs of his life and career on full display for his upcoming Netflix feature. The streaming giant released a 2-minute trailer for Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, a six-part documentary series that highlights the seen and unseen moments of the comedian’s life. The series is produced by Hart-beat Productions, Lions-gate, Make-make, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Magical Elves which is set to premiere on Dec. 27.
In the upcoming series, Hart will be an open book, giving unprecedented access to his life over the past year. We’ll get to see the trials and tribulations he faces as a father, partner, role-model, and business-man as he reflects on the events that have shaped his life and made him into the person he is today. Through interviews with his friends and family, archival footage and personal anecdotes, the series will include a look at his day-to-day life, his marriage, and, of course, his career.
As the short clip reveals, Don’t F**k This Up is a candid look into what was a very controversial 2019 for Hart, who stepped down from his Oscars hosting gig last December after his old homophobic tweets resurfaced online. When asked in the trailer if he has any regrets, Hart says, “Okay, let’s just stop it right here. Because before people judge and go, ‘Kevin Hart’s a dickhead, he’s an asshole,’ I want you to understand that there’s a lot that you don’t know.”
Between the Oscars event, the fallout from Hart’s cheating scandal, and his life on the road as a mega-successful stand-up comedian, the documentary seems to come down to this admission from Hart in the trailer: “When you’re truly fucked up, some anger that you’re holding onto … you’re gonna let it out. These are the moments where you realize that you’re nowhere near where you need to be.”
The announcement of Don’t F**k This Up comes after Hart was part of a serious car accident on September 1 where he suffered major back injuries that required surgery. In a recent Instagram video, Hart spoke about the accident for the first time saying, “I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof.”
Netflix has published a trailer on December 16 along with the official synopsis, “In a new 6-part documentary-series Don’t F**k This Up, Kevin Hart gives unprecedented access to his life over the past year. Tapping into the trials and tribulations of what it means to be a father, a partner, a role-model, and a business-man, Hart reflects on the events that have shaped his life, making him into the person he is today. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at Kevin’s day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from the Oscar controversy, his marriage, and his growing career.”
The series includes interviews with Hart’s friends and family, rare archival footage from his childhood and early stand-up days, and personal anecdotes from the comic himself.” It ends with a few more lines, “Amid turmoil in his career and marriage, comedian and film star Kevin Hart opens up about his personal breakthroughs as he navigates crises and fame.” Check out the trailer above.