Michael Jackson documentary series titled ‘Leaving Neverland’ premiere dates announced
The two-part Michael Jackson documentary series titled ‘Leaving Neverland’ will premiere on March 3 and March 4.
HBO announced the news at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour on Friday, reported Variety.
The Dan Reed directorial, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, is a four-hour expose in which two men named Wade Robson and James Safechuck, allege that the late King of Pop sexually abused them when they were children.
Expressing criticism, Jackson’s family called the documentary a “public lynching” and said the filmmakers “were not interested in the truth.”
The documentary will be available on all channels including HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO on Demand and partner streaming platforms, the company stated.
Earlier, reports were doing the rounds that the network might not air the controversial documentary due to threats from Jackson’s estate lawyer Howard Weitzman.
The 'Neverland' in the film refers to the Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County Calif., where the pop legend lived between 1988 and 2003 and was raided by law enforcement officers in 2003 in connection with molestation accusations against Jackson by a 13-year-old boy.
Jackson was acquitted by jurors of all 14 criminal counts against him in state court in 2005.