‘Killing Michael Jackson’ Documentary to Explore Singer’s ‘Final Moments’

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A new documentary titled Killing Michael Jackson will explore the events surrounding the King of Pop’s death in 2009.

Discovery Networks International has acquired rights to the hour-long feature from U.K. company Zig Zag Productions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The documentary is being touted as offering insight into Jackson’s relationship with Doctor Conrad Murray, as well as details from detectives Orlando Martinez, Dan Myers, and Scott Smith, who took part in the LAPD investigation into Jackson’s death.

“We are delighted that this documentary has been picked up in territories across the world,” Matt Graff, managing director of Zig Zag Productions, said in a statement.

He continued: “This film focuses on the intriguing circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s death giving audiences a fascinating insight into the final moments of the pop star’s life and the criminal process that lead to the arrest and conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray.”

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Discovery plans to air the doc in New Zealand, the U.K., Italy, Germany and several other European countries on yet to be announced dates. For now, there’s no word on when or if it will run in the United States.

News of the project comes as the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death approaches on June 25.

The documentary is the latest project on the groundbreaking performer, following the release earlier this year of the Dan Reed documentary “Leaving Neverland.”

HBO aired the controversial two-part film that focused on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who alleged they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children.

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Jackson’s estate slammed the project as “tabloid character assassination” and filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO. Many Jackson fans were also angered by the documentary and took Reed, the accusers and HBO to task on social media.

Still, the film scored solid ratings and was embraced by others — including Oprah Winfrey — who interviewed Robson and Safechuck for a special titled Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland, that aired following the second installment of the documentary.

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