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Britney Spears' conservatorship is set to be examined in detail by a new BBC documentary.
The TV investigation aims to uncover why the Toxic hitmaker is under the legal constraints she is in at the current time despite countless tours and albums over the past few years.
The BBC doc will follow journalist Mobeen Azhar as he travels to America to speak to those close to the I Wanna Go songstress.
Talking about the project, Mobeen said: "I went to LA in search of the truth of how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ended up in a conservatorship.
"I found myself in a world of lawyers, superfans and paparazzi and spent time with many of the people who’ve had a front row seat in Britney’s life.
"This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom and the laws that facilitate conservatorships."
The channel's confirmation of the project comes just weeks after Daily Star broke the news that multiple networks around the world were working on their own documentaries similar to New York Times' Framing Britney Spears.
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A source told Daily Star last month: "They are working to get people to talk and I don’t want to hinder that… but major networks globally are planning documentaries. The world is watching."
In a statement, the BBC said: "Under the conservatorship – a legal arrangement in the US that places an adult under the legal guardianship of another – Britney Spears has not controlled many of the decisions around her finances or her career since 2008.
"After setting out on his journey in the autumn of 2020, Britney [working title] will follow Mobeen as he journeys from Britney’s hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana to Los Angeles, and delves into one of the most passionate fan bases in modern celebrity.
"Along the way he attends a court hearing, finding himself in the midst of the ongoing battle between Britney's conservatorship team and the passionate fans behind the #FreeBritney movement."
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Rather than simply going through the motions of an outsider looking in Mobeen has tried to connect with those who have worked with the pop icon.
The BBC add: "He speaks to those fighting to free Britney and discovers what that means to them, and meets the people closest to Britney herself to learn more about the person behind the headlines."
Britney will air on BBC Two later this spring.
It is produced by Forest and is distributed internationally by Abacus Media Rights.
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