BBC Two announces Britney Spears documentary following the #FreeBritney movement

BBC Britney Spears documentary release date

A new Britney Spears documentary has been announced for BBC Two.

Titled The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship, the one-off special will see Bafta-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar seek to uncover the truth behind the conservatorship that Britney Spears has been held under for the last thirteen years

The BBC explain “Under the conservatorship – a legal arrangement in the US that places an adult under the legal guardianship of another – Britney Spears has not controlled many of the decisions around her finances or her career since 2008.

“After setting out on his journey in the autumn of 2020, [the film] will follow Mobeen as he journeys from Britney’s hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana to Los Angeles, and delves into one of the most passionate fan bases in modern celebrity.

“Along the way he attends a court hearing, finding himself in the midst of the ongoing battle between Britney’s conservatorship team and the passionate fans behind the #FreeBritney movement. He speaks to those fighting to free Britney and discovers what that means to them, and meets the people closest to Britney herself to learn more about the person behind the headlines.”

Mobeen Azhar said: “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. 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 Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship will be available to watch online on Saturday, 1 May and air on BBC Two at 9PM on Wednesday, 5 May.

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