In the wake of their widely-covered defamation trial the previous year, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have again captured headlines. Netflix is set to premiere a gripping documentary series titled “Depp v. Heard” in 2023, delving into the court case of Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard, which captivated viewers worldwide when streamed live in 2022.
The series, spanning three parts, will comprehensively review the trial proceedings and scrutinize the pivotal decision to make it a public spectacle.
Episodes two and three of the documentary will particularly explore the impact of web coverage on the trial and how social media responded to the court’s verdict. The series debuted on Channel 4 over three consecutive days, from May 21 to May 23, 2022, with each episode lasting 47 minutes.
Emma Cooper, renowned for her work on Netflix films like “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” and “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator,” serves as both executive producer and director for this new documentary.
Her expertise also includes the Netflix Original “The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes,” she is involved in an upcoming film about the life and demise of esteemed U.K. television presenter Jill Dando.
Depp Vs Heard: Release date
The documentary series is scheduled to make its Netflix debut outside of the United Kingdom on August 16, 2023. However, it remains uncertain if the series will eventually be available on Netflix U.K. without the “Netflix Original” tag. Good news for British viewers, as they can access the series on Channel 4, YouTube, and the Channel 4 app.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have moved on from their past relationship. After the trial, Heard relocated to Spain and embraced a new life with her daughter Oonagh, even promoting her film “In The Fire” at the Taormina Festival and preparing for the Aquaman sequel. Meanwhile, Depp received acclaim for his performance in “Jeanne Du Barry” at the Cannes Film Festival.