Netflix working on new Britney Spears documentary about controversial conservatorship

Framing Britney Spears aired in the UK this week and has left fans gobsmacked, and now Netflix are set to do their own original film about the US pop star

Netflix are working on their very own documentary about Britney Spears and her conservatorship.

The popular streaming service was reportedly already working on their one when Framing Britney Spears was released by Hulu.

The Netflix documentary is likely to follow the same story as the Hulu one, looking at the misogynistic treatment of Britney when she was younger as well as the conservatorship imposed on her by her father, Jamie.

Bloomberg has reported that filmmaker Erin Lee Carr is set to direct the Netflix version, but a date or a title is still unknown.

Carr is known for her work on true crime projects such as I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs Michelle Carter, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, both on HBO, along with Netflix’s corruption documentary series Dirty Money.

This is at least the second time in recent years where Netflix and Hulu have made competing documentaries on the same story.

Both services released films about the Fyre Festival, which was marketed as a luxury music festival in the Bahamas but ended up a disaster.

Framing Britney Spears aired in the UK this week via Sky Documentaries and viewers struggled to watch it due to some of the “grim” footage included.

The documentary features plenty of unearthed footage and interviews with Britney, in which she was asked about her appearance, her breasts, and her break-up with Justin Timberlake.

Taking to Twitter, viewers aired their disgust at how a young Britney was treated.

“so heartbreaking #FramingBritneySpears,” one person tweeted, while another said: “5 mins in #FramingBritneySpears – tough watch…”

A third person added: “My heart aches for Britney, the way she has been and is being treated by her father is so wrong. Yet another example of how toxic control can exist in any relationship.”