Britney vs Spears: Netflix Announces a New Documentary Exploring the Conservatorship

Britney Spears in 2016.
Britney Spears in 2016. Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (7542513ak)

As the world is anxiously awaiting the final hearing of Britney Spears’s conservatorship case, Netflix announces a new documentary exploring the pop star’s battle to end her conservatorship.

On Tuesday, the streaming giant dropped the teaser trailer for the film, which will be titled Brtiney vs Spears, features a recording of Spears leaving a message for her attorney in a clip from 2009. The 18-second clip begins with text stating, “The following audio is a voicemail from Britney Spears to a lawyer on January 21st, 2009 at 12:29 a.m.”

The documentary is directed by Erin Lee Carr and has been in the works for over a year according to Variety. It’s unlikely that Spears herself will be involved in the project, but it will include some key figures in her life.

This doc follows in the footsteps of Hulu and the New York TimesFraming Britney Spears, which was released earlier this year and significantly increased public interest in Spears’ unusual 13-year long conservatorship. In the aftermath of Framing Britney Spears, the singer received a wave of support on social media from fans who have been campaigning for her freedom. Earlier this month, Spears’ father Jamie, asked a judge to end the conservatorship.