everything we know about the new Michael Jackson documentary airing on Channel 4 tonight

A troubling trailer for Leaving Neverland – the explosive new Michael Jackson documentary – was released two weeks ago, offering the first look at the two-part testimonial of two men alleging Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.

Despite legal threats from Michael Jackson’s estate, the four-hour film will show James “Jimmy” Safechuck and Wade Robson sharing intimate details from their time spent with the superstar and – as images of Robson fighting back tears in the trailer might suggest – their stories are expected to be unsettling.

When is the Michael Jackson documentary on TV?

In the UK, Leaving Neverland will air at 9pm on Channel 4 tomorrow, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 2019. It was shown on HBO in the US on Sunday, March 3 and Monday, March 4.

You can read our 5* review of the documentary here, and our comment piece by Neil McCormick here.

What is the Leaving Neverland documentary about?

Leaving Neverland explores the separate but parallel experiences of two men who were both befriended by Jackson as young boys – Safechuck, at age 10, and Robson, at age seven.

The interview-led documentary with the pair, now in their 30s and 40s, recalls stories from trips to the singer’s fairy-tale Neverland Ranch to confronting their experiences at that time.

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