Another Michael Jackson documentary is in the works — but this one is not likely to generate much controversy.
The BBC has hired investigative reporter Jacques Peretti, who has directed three previous docs on Jackson.
Michael Jackson: The Rise and Fall will span his Gary, Indiana childhood to the top of show biz and his self-imposed exile in Neverland. Producers say they will speak to people close to Jackson, which means no headline-grabbing revelations.
While the BBC has tied the documentary to the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death this June, they didn’t announce a broadcast date.
The rival Channel 4 network has the British rights to Leaving Neverland and will air it next week, several days after HBO in the U.S. (Variety)
- We’re getting Jacksoned out!
- Is this a case of the BBC “settling” for the tamer show?
- No word yet if a U.S. network will pick up The Rise and Fall.
- Hard to believe this June will mark 10 years since Jackson’s death from an overdose.
- Did you realize that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died the same day (6/25/2009)?