A docuseries on Bon Jovi is headed to Hulu.
Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story will premiere on April 26, Hulu announced Monday. Although it’s unclear which members will be featured, a press release boasts that that four-part series will include the “full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.”
Throughout its history, the group included keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, Guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Alec John Such, the group’s original bassist, left the band in 1994 and died in 2022, while Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi’s longtime guitarist and songwriter, stepped away in 2013. Skid Row’s Dave Sabo was in the group as a guitarist for only the band’s first year.
“As thrilling as the story of a once-in-a-lifetime talent is, it is even more rare that a legend like Jon Bon Jovi lets the world into his most vulnerable moments while he’s still living them,” read an official description of the show. “Forty years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet.”
Led by Gotham Chopra’s ROS production, Thank You, Goodnight will look at the group’s biggest hits and disappointments, along with its “most public moments of friction.”
Chopra directed and exec-produced the project. Chopra has directed other major documentaries, mostly surrounding athletes, such as Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Simone Byles’ Simone vs Herself, and Tom Brady’s Man in the Arena. Giselle Parets and Ameeth Sankaran also executive produce for ROS, while Alex Trudeau Viriat produced and edited the documentary.
After airing on Hulu, the series will land on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ everywhere else.
Thank You, Goodnight comes 15 years after Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, a documentary that premiered at the Tribeca FIlm Festival in 2015. That film followed the gorup during their 2007 Lost Highway Tour and was directed by Phil Griffin.
The news of the upcoming series comes as the group celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Sambora told People in November that it was “time” for a reunion for the group.
“There’s a documentary that’s being done about the band and stuff that I’ve participated in, and people want to come see us play. It’s going to make everybody happy,” the guitarist told the outlet. “I mean, essentially, that’s why you do it at this point.”
“So yeah, it definitely could happen,” he added of a reunion. “It’s just a question of when everybody’s ready to go do it. It will be a big, massive kind of undertaking.”
Sambora last took the stage with his bandmates in 2018, when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the time, he told Rolling Stone, “It’s always great to see the guys. There’s a lot of love here, that’s for sure. When I first walked in, we hadn’t seen each other in three years, and they go, ‘Does it feel awkward?’ No… it doesn’t feel awkward at all. I mean, they’re my songs.”