- 22 Jan 21
The new documentary will go into the details of Spears' father's controversial conservatorship.
The New York Times and Left/Right productions have joined forces to produce a new documentary called Framing Britney Spears, which will premiere on February 5th.
The documentary, which is the 6th segment in the New York Times Presents docuseries, will be hosted on US television channel FX and FX On Hulu. 'Framing Britney Spears' will explore Spears’ troubled music career, legal battles over her father’s controversial conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement.
Britney Spears has been under her father’s conservatorship since 2008, following a hospitalisation for her declining mental health. The court-ruled conservatorship was initially meant to be temporary, but was made permanent in December of 2008, and the pop singer has been under it ever since.
In August 2020, Spears said she no longer wanted her father to be in control of her conservatorship, however nothing was done. In November 2020, she asked that her father Jamie Spears be removed as the co-conservator of her estate, and said she would not perform as long as he was in control.
Mr. Spears defended himself and his role as her guardian in December, saying, “I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.”
The documentary has been produced by NYT journalists Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick and Stephanie Priess, in partnership with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and Mary Robertson from Left/Right, and will feature interviews with those close to Britney as well as the lawyers involved in the conservatorship case. A teaser trailer was released by FX yesterday (January 21).
Watch the trailer below.
Her phenomenal rise to superstardom. A downfall that shocked the world. And now, an ensuing conservatorship battle. #NYTPresents: Framing Britney Spears. Premiering Feb. 5 on @FXNetworks and @Hulu. pic.twitter.com/BZBkec7mMt
— FX Documentaries (@FXDocs) January 21, 2021