ABC News has announced a new docuseries titled Superstar that will follow stars who have shaped American culture.
First up, is legendary singer Whitney Houston, who died in 2012. The episode will include new never-before-seen footage of the star and new interviews with the ones closest to her like Bobby Brown, Brandy, Chaka Khan, and more, per The Hollywood Reporter.
It will air on ABC Aug. 11 at 10 p.m and stream the next day on Hulu. The series will also honor icons Kobe Bryant, Robin Williams and more in later episodes.
“We decided to focus on icons who have tremendously impacted our culture,” says David Sloan, senior executive producer of network primetime content per The Hollywood Reporter. “They have complex backstories with many layers and perspectives to explore. In this series, we aim to update the current public narrative surrounding each of these celebrities — the light refracts differently through these stories now that years have passed since we lost them.”
The series is the continued expansion of the documentary-style true-crime series 20/20 focusing on investigative reports and exclusive interviews.