New BBC Bowie documentary to air next year

A new documentary charting the final years of David Bowie’s life has been commissioned by the BBC.


Filmmaker Francis Whately will be producing the documentary, largely as a follow-up to his previous Bowie film, Five Years.

The film will follow Bowie during the recording of his last 2 albums, The Next Day and Blackstar.

As well as his final albums, the film will also show the recent opening of the Lazarus musical, which is based around the songs of David Bowie.

Footage includes Bowie meeting the jazz quartet which would play on Blackstar as well as his last recording - singing an acapella performance in preparation for the musical. 

Whately has also reportedly film numerous interviews with those close to him, including his longtime producer Tony Visconti.

Whately added that he had always wanted to make another film about Bowie, but the star's death prompted him to start working on it. 

“I always hoped that I would make another film about Bowie as we were only able to scratch the surface in the first film, but I just didn't expect it to be this soon.”

The documentary, named David Bowie: The Last Five Years will be broadcast on the BBC as part of the one year anniversary of his death in January.

Source: A.V. Club

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