In the wake of 13th and the upcoming limited series on the Central Park Five, Ava DuVernay has another project she’s developing at Netflix.
She’s helming a docuseries on Prince!
“Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other. He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate,” she told Deadline.
Before his death, Prince reached out to DuVernay about working together.
Prince’s estate has given DuVernay “full access to the vast treasure trove of archives recordings and perhaps most immediately important to Prince’s global fanbase, the unreleased material by the prolific musician.”