Following the success of FX and Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears and the ongoing conversation it fueled, streaming giant Netflix has announced it will develop its own documentary on the iconic popstar. This isn’t the first time Netflix has gone head-to-head with a competitor to cover the same material, but this is what we know so far.
Erin Lee Carr Will Direct the New Britney Spears Doc
The new documentary is still shrouded in mystery, but it has reportedly been in the works long before Samantha Stark’s Framing Britney Spears premiered. Erin Lee Carr, who we know from true crime documentaries like HBO’s I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter and Mommy Dead and Dearest is set to direct the film. Carr is well-experienced in true crime stories, especially ones with strong female characters.
It’s still unclear what Erin will choose to focus on in the Britney documentary and what her angle will be. Whether she chooses to explore the concerns and questions surrounding Spears’ conservatorship terms and battle, or Carr’s lens will zoom in on the singer’s turbulent past and questionable future is yet to be uncovered.
Is Britney or Her Dad Going to Join the Project?
If there’s one thing that Framing Britney Spears failed to accomplish, it was to get information straight from the source. Despite multiple requests for interviews with Britney, her dad, and other members of the Spears family, the Hulu documentary didn’t manage to get a comment, much less something bigger from the people involved.
What’s promising about this upcoming documentary is Carr’s past experience at taking complex stories and getting as close to the truth as possible. From her work on the Dee Dee Blanchard murder to Netflix’s Dirty Money, the talented director has shown her ability to find new and intriguing angles at otherwise well-known stories. Only time will tell where Carr will take Britney’s story.