HBO has acquired the television rights to air the BBC documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years. The 90-minute landmark film is a snapshot of the grand finale of the iconic artist’s life.
David Bowie: The Last Five Years is a follow-up to 2013’s David Bowie: Five Years. Documentarian Francis Whately returned to the subject after Bowie succumbed to a battle with cancer last year. Whately expertly weaves together interviews and prime footage to present an in-depth look at the artist’s creative resurgence, including the making of Bowie’s last albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his play Lazarus.
BBC aired David Bowie: The Last Five Years in January. HBO has yet to announce when the documentary will be aired.