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Brittany Murphy Docu-Series Coming to HBO Max

Brittany Murphy Docu-Series Coming to HBO Max

A Brittany Murphy series is coming.

HBO Max will be exploring the late star’s rise and mysterious death in 2009 in a two-part documentary series, THR reported Thursday (March 18).

The series “will be a character portrait of the young actress’ quick career assent and mysterious end — one that a coroner chalked up to pneumonia, even though Murphy was just 32 years old at the time of her death. Five months later, her widower Simon Monjack was found dead at their Hollywood Hills home after also seemingly succumbing to pneumonia.”

The series also promises to “go beyond the conspiracy theories and headlines” of her death and feature new interviews with those closest to her, as well as previously unseen archival footage.

“I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death. I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon’s deaths,” said director Cynthia Hill.

“Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story. Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation,” said HBO Max’s Jennifer O’Connell.

Another docu-series was recently announced at Hulu, which will explore a popular fashion brand’s backstory.

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