‘Framing Britney Spears’ May Have Follow-Up Documentary, Filmmakers Express Desire To Continue
Framing Britney Spears may have a second documentary that will further explore the pop star’s ongoing battle against her 13-year conservatorship, according to the filmmakers.
Framing Britney Spears was released on February 5, 2021, which is a part of The New York Times Presents series aired both on FX and FX on Hulu. The documentary followed the singer during the early days of her career and the events that followed leading to her conservatorship.
While Spears remains to be one of the most successful pop stars in the world, she’s still legally under control by her father Jamie Spears since 2008. That means he can control her personal life, as well as her finances. The pop star has been battling her conservatorship, wanting to be free from it.
The documentary re-examines Spears career, her rise to fame, and her personal struggles throughout her career. Now, it seems like the people behind Framing Britney Spears are interested to make a follow-up documentary that still centers on the life of the singer.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, filmmakers Mary Robertson, Samantha Stark, and Liz Day talked about their plans to continue the docuseries. Their decision is seemingly rooted in the new revelations as Spears fight for her freedom.
The pop star has become more open about her conservatorship, where she even asked the court to choose her own attorney. Because of these, the three aforementioned filmmakers of Framing Britney Spears realized that there are still more stories to tell amidst the ongoing court battle.
Stark explained that they’re currently researching and gathering more information to dive deeper into Spears’ conservatorship. She added that they’re looking for “people with first-hand experience” as they could help them shed more light on what’s really happening.
Stark also said they would love to hear the side of the story from Spears herself – if ever given a chance. She noted that she is the only person who can tell her story. If they could get her on board and be able to interview her, Stark noted they would just let her say what’s on her mind rather than asking questions.
At the moment, the second installment of Framing Britney Spears is still in talks. There are no confirmed reports that it is officially happening. But, based on what Stark said, there is a possibility that the project may be eventually pushed through.
Meanwhile, the documentary received two nominations at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.