HBO acquires the U.S. TV rights to 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years.'

Source: HBO Press Release  

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HBO has announced today (Jan. 16) that they have acquired U.S. TV rights to "David Bowie: The Last Five Years." The film spotlights two critically acclaimed  albums and the stage musical "Lazarus." The film was directed and produced by Francis Whately.
 
 "David Bowie: The Last Five Years" offers new insights into his extraordinary creativity during the final five years of his life. It focuses on three major projects: the albums "The Next Day" and "Blackstar" and the musical "Lazarus."  

 The film includes revealing interviews with Tony Visconti (Bowie's longtime producer), musicians who contributed to "The Next Day" and "Blackstar," Jonathan Barnbrook (the graphic designer of both albums), Robert Fox (producer of "Lazarus," and the cast members from the show.  
 
The deal with HBO was negotiated by Melissa Green, VP, Factual TV Sales and Co-Productions at BBC Worldwide North America. "David Bowie: The Last Five Years" is a BBC Films production.
      

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