After debuting at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, Dan Reed
’s controversial Michael Jackson
documentary, “Leaving Neverland
,” has set its domestic broadcast debut date. HBO
will premiere the two-part documentary series over the course of two nights, each broken into two-hour sections: the first part will air on Sunday, March 3 at 8Pm, followed by the second part on Monday, March 4 at 8Pm. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand, and partners’ streaming platforms.
The project centers on “two men who recount their experiences of being sexually abused by Michael Jackson.” After the project was added to the festival lineup, the Estate of Michael Jackson released a statement that read, in part, “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson. … This so-called ‘documentary’ is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations.