‘Framing Britney Spears’: Sky Documentaries Picks Up Film With February Premiere Date

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15 Feb 21

Sky Documentaries has picked up the much talked about ‘Framing Britney Spears’ episode of the ‘The New York Times Presents’ FX/Hulu series with a February UK premiere date the channel has announced.

The documentary film follows the rise to fame of pop star Britney Spears, her treatment by the press, her breakdown, and the controversial court-mandated conservatorship overseen by her father Jamie Spears, which led to the #FreeBritney movement. Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.

Following its original airing in the USA, the doc sparked a lot of soul-searching by various press and people in her life online, leading to Glamour Magazine posting an apology on Instagram, along with former boyfriend Justin Timberlake also apologising for failing to support her. It also prompted a lot of online chatter about the issues raised in the film, and support for Britney from fellow actors and musicians.

The film is directed by Samantha Stark and produced by Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, and Stephanie Priess for FX & Hulu. The New York Times produced the film series (although Sky Docs only appears to be airing this single episode.)

‘Framing Britney Spears’ premieres Tuesday, 16 February 2021 at 9pm on NOW TV and Sky Documentaries in the UK.