Following all the twists and turns and the news over the last few weeks about pop star Britney Spears, the BBC have announced that it is producing its own documentary on the wardship of the singer Britney Spears, which she has been under for 13 years now.
Following the success of the FX and Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears, the BBC has called on journalist Mobeen Azhar to uncover the truth about the star’s guardianship, which has allowed her father to have complete control over the singer’s career and finances for years.
“This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom, and the laws that facilitate conservatorships,” said Azhar in a press release about the documentary, which will follow Azhar on his journey from Britney’s hometown of Kentwood to Los Angeles, where he’ll talk to Spears’ curators, fans, and the #FreeBritney movement.
“I went to LA in search of the truth of how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ended up in a conservatorship”, Azhar said. “I found myself in a world of lawyers, superfans, and paparazzi and spent time with many of the people who’ve had a front row seat in Britney’s life. This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom and the laws that facilitate conservatorships”
The documentary, temporarily titled Britney, will be broadcast on BBC Two in late spring.