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30th Oct 2018

Netflix’s documentary series on Prince has landed the most perfect director imaginable

Rory Cashin

Time to add another series to the must-watch pile…

It has been over two years since Prince died, but his passing is still felt on a regular basis, especially considering how his music is being made more and more available to the public.

One of the more enigmatic musical stars of all time, shedding some light on his life would be fantastic for the millions of fans he has around the world, and currently Netflix are working on bringing a documentary series about his life to their streaming service.

According to Variety, “the project has the full cooperation of the late artist’s estate, which is providing [the documentary] with interviews, archival footage, photos and archive access”, which includes some of his currently unreleased music.

The multi-part documentary series is currently in production, with no set release date on Netflix yet announced, but it has been confirmed that the project will be directed by none other than Ava DuVernay.

The Oscar-nominated director is best-known for her work on Selma, as well as directing the Netflix documentary series 13th.

The in-demand director is also currently working on the Central Park Five documentary series for Netflix, superhero movie The New Gods for WB and DC, and fashion show drama Battle of Versailles for HBO.

Despite having a full slate, DuVernay is reportedly overjoyed to be working on the project, especially as Prince reached out to her specifically about working together:

“Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other. He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”

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