Discovery acquries rights for Micheal Jackson documentary
The documentary will delve into the circumstances surrounding the music icon's death
The distribution rights of Killing Michael Jackson, a one-off documentary, has been picked up by Discovery and will explore the circumstances of the death around the global pop icon.
The documentary comes from UK indie production company, Zig Zag. The producers said the detectives will re-examine Jackson’s death by reopening their official Los Angeles Police Department case files from 10 years ago, and promised new revelations and previously unseen archive footage.
Killing Michael Jackson features three US detectives – Orlando Martinez, Dan Myers, and Scott Smith – who were part of the original investigation into the singer’s death in 2009, as well as Dr Conrad Murray, who was jailed for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson.
“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 led to the arrest and conviction of Dr Conrad Murray,” said Matt Graff, managing director of Zig Zag productions.