Journalist Mobeen Azhar sets out to discover the truth about Britney Spears’ conservatorship in the new BBC documentary, Britney.
A conservatorship is a legal arrangement in the US that sees an adult placed under the legal guardianship of another adult.
Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has been her legal guardian since 2008 due to worries about her mental health, and Spears has not been in control of her finances or career since then.
Azhar travels from Spears’ hometown Kentwood in Louisiana to Los Angeles, speaking to the people who are fighting to give Spears her freedom back and the people closest to her to discover who she really is behind the headlines.
Viewers get to see the intense battle between the fans behind the #FreeBritney movement and her Spears’ conservatorship team.
Mobeen Azhar commented: “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.”
Britney will on BBC Two later this spring.