According to several sources, Netflix is making its own documentary on the life of American star Britney Spears.
The announcement comes sometime after the release of Hulu‘s documentary about the star, Framing Britney, which was produced in partnership with The New York Times.
The Hulu documentary generated a lot of attention and brought the #FreeBritney movement to the forefront through its fans. Indeed, the documentary retraced the pop singer’s career, between scandals and media coverage of her private life.
As well as her being placed under tutelage by her father since 2008, which has led to the emergence of theories on her living conditions and the #FreeBritney movement launched by the singer’s fans, who wish to see her free from this tutelage. Britney had also begun a legal challenge to her conservative position in August 2020.
In addition, the documentary generated a lot of reaction to the stifling and misogynistic treatment the singer received during her career, particularly by the media but also by her father Jamie Spears and her ex-companion Justin Timberlake, who, by the way, released long apology to Spears on his Instagram account a few days ago.
Regarding the future Netflix documentary, Bloomberg reports that work on the Netflix production was already underway before the start of Framing Britney Spears, and that the Netflix documentary will be directed by crime filmmaker Erin Lee Carr.
The filmmaker has been nominated for an Emmy Award and is known for her work on the documentaries I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter and At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, among others.
The name and release date of this future documentary has not yet been revealed, nor do we yet know how Netflix will trace Britney Spears’ career.
This is not the first time that Hulu and Netflix have broadcast similar documentaries at the same time, as both platforms released two documentaries on the Fyre Festival.