Hulu announced on Monday that “The Bon Jovi Story” is set to debut on April 26. While the featured members remain uncertain, a press release ensures the four-part series will have the “full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.”
Over its history, the band included key figures like keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The original bassist, Alec John Such, departed in 1994 and passed away in 2022, while longtime guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013. Dave Sabo of Skid Row was a guitarist for the band’s inaugural year.
The show’s official description highlights Jon Bon Jovi’s rare openness about his vulnerable moments. The series promises 40 years of personal videos, unreleased demos, original lyrics, and never-before-seen photos, documenting the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to global stages.
Produced by Gotham Chopra’s ROS production, “Thank You, Goodnight” explores the band’s major hits, disappointments, and public moments of friction. Chopra, known for directing documentaries on athletes, also serves as the director and executive producer.
Giselle Parets and Ameeth Sankaran are executive producers for ROS, with Alex Trudeau Viriat handling production and editing.
Following its Hulu premiere, the series will be available on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ elsewhere. “Thank You, Goodnight” follows 15 years after “Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful,” a documentary directed by Phil Griffin that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.
The news coincides with the band’s 40th-anniversary celebration, and Richie Sambora hinted at a reunion in November, stating that it was “time” for the group.