Netflix has announced a series of documentaries detailing the highs and lows of Robbie Williams’ career, as the UK’s premier streaming service executive reaffirms its commitment to production. UK content export.
His news reached during the Edinburgh Television Festival, where Netflix featured a video clip from the series showing the former Take That star, 48, lying naked on a sofa as he described his voice. singing as a “gift from God”.
Directed by Joe Pearlman, the man behind the Bros documentary After The Screaming Stops, the film will showcase Williams’ never-before-seen archive and intimate footage from 25 years.
Asif Kapadia, best known for documentaries about Amy Winehouse, Ayrton Senna and Diego Maradona, will executive produce alongside Dominic Crossley-Holland.
Netflix has said the multi-part series, due out in 2023, will be an “in-depth, unfiltered test” of Williams’ life in the limelight.
Elsewhere during the festival session, Anne Mensah, vice president of original series at Netflix, responded to streamers dropping subscribers as widely reported earlier this year.
Reflecting on the impact of this loss on the rest of the company, she said: “I’m not sure it’s tapering off, as the trickle indicates something really negative.
“This is a company founded on resilience and innovation.
“The entire industry is facing difficulties whether people question it or not, these are difficult times for all of us, especially since we are in a country that is about to facing a major financial crisis.
“And the people we serve, we need to make sure they fully value what we’re doing.”
Ms Mensah added that she thought competition was “the best thing” and reiterated her praise for the BBC and said she was “delighted” by what Disney was doing.
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Ben Kelly, the UK director of the series with no description at Netflix, said he doesn’t think the UK cost of living crisis will affect streamers’ ability to take risks on programming.
I’m not entirely sure why the reboot has become such an important thing during this festival if I’m being honest, because I don’t think that matters, I think it’s a matter of who gets pointed out. behind the showAnne Mensah, Netflix
He said that no one could have predicted that South Korean survival TV show Squid Game would “take over the world” and that broadcasters and producers had to “keep the space for surprise and take risks.” “.
Earlier in the festival, BBC content director Charlotte Moore hit back at Channel 4’s content director Ian Katz for describing the current trend of TV show reboots as “sad”.
Ms Mensah also responded to the debate, saying: “I’m not entirely sure why a reboot has become such an important thing during this festival if I’m being honest, because I don’t think that matters, I think the problem is who is the designated voice behind the show.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/netflix-to-chart-highs-and-lows-of-robbie-williams-career-in-documentary-series-41937407.html Netflix to rank the highs and lows of Robbie Williams’ career in documentary series