*Lifetime has released the trailer for the forthcoming documentary about late music icon Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
“Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” premieres early next year and will take viewers inside some of the struggles that were faced by the mother and daughter, per PEOPLE. Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012 at age 48 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California just hours before she was scheduled to perform at Clive Davis’ Grammy Gala.
Three years later, on July 26, 2015, Bobbi Kristina died under similar circumstances as her mother. She was 22.
“The fact that she was found in a bathtub with the same fate as her mother doesn’t make any sense,” Brown’s friend Sarah Beckmann says in the documentary.
“Whitney was an icon. This is the first time I’ve ever spoken about Whitney,” her friend Perri Reid says in the trailer. “We built this perspective of what this pop princess [is],” Randy Jackson says.
Check out the trailer above.
In related mews, Clive Davis is also working on a biopic about Houston titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
We previously reported… British actress Naomi Ackie has been cast to play the singer. Davis’ film follows Houston’s life and rise to fame. He previously said that the project will be a “no holds barred” portrait of the artist, and he won’t sugar-coat anything.
Speaking to Variety, Davis, who signed Whitney to her record contract and was her mentor, said, “I have a mission here. I have a mission to make sure that for all time that the full picture of Whitney Houston is captured in a no-holds-barred film that is musically rich and shows her genius and more of her character than we have seen to date.”
Stella Meghie (The Photograph) is set to direct the project.
“We spent the better part of the last year in an exhaustive search for an actress who could embody Whitney Houston. Naomi Ackie impressed us at every stage of the process. I was moved by her ability to capture the stage presence of a global icon while bringing humanity to her interior life,” Meghie told Variety.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is set to release the week of Thanksgiving 2022.
“Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All” premieres on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.