Netflix is Producing an Original Nina Simone Documentary
Netflix has taken on a Liz Garbus documentary detailing the life of iconic songstress and civil rights activist, Nina Simone. The project, to be called What Happened, Miss Simone?, marks the streaming service’s first venture into a documentary at such an early stage of production. Previous Netflix documentaries (such as Oscar-nominated The Square) have all been acquired as finished products.
Garbus’ film, co-produced with Netflix and RadicalMedia, was made in cooperation with Simone’s estate and includes rare concert footage alongside material from diaries, archival interviews and over a hundred hours of never-before-heard audio recordings.