A new Britney Spears documentary that includes bombshell allegations is set to premiere Friday night on FX and Hulu.
Controlling Britney Spears is the follow-up to the team behind Framing Britney SpearsEmmy nominated The New York Times presents documentary that explored the singer’s conservatorship battle. The latest offering would feature explosive new allegations from whistleblowers who were part of the inner circle. It will debut simultaneously tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX and Hulu.
The previous doc focused on the media frenzy and court battles over conservatorship, including a confidential report obtained by The temperature where Spears claimed her guardianship had become “a tool of oppression and control against her”. This follow-up will show how the guardianship controlled the life of hitman ‘Toxic’, revealing an intense surveillance apparatus that watched every move she made.
Samantha Stark returns as director, with Liz Day as producer and supervising reporter. It was produced in partnership by The New York Times and Left/Right, the same team behind Framing Britney Spears.
“When Britney first spoke publicly about her conservatorship in detail during a court hearing in June, she said one reason she hadn’t spoken sooner was that she didn’t think people would believe her,” Stark said. “She said she felt abused under the conservatorship and wondered if the judge thought she was lying.”
Stark continued, “Britney’s speech motivated the folks in this movie to seek us out to share their stories – at great risk to themselves – because they felt compelled to back up what Britney was saying with evidence. they had or moments they witnessed.”
Day added: “Britney’s situation raises many important questions about the guardianship system as a whole and how well it works. We felt it was in the public interest to look into that.
Spears has her next court hearing on September 29, where a judge is expected to hear the singer’s request to remove her father from the conservatorship as well as her father’s motion to end the conservatorship.
Controlling Britney SpearsFriday, September 24, 10 p.m. ET, FX and Hulu