Netflix's documentary series on Prince has landed the most flawless director imaginable


"Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. He shattered preconceived notions, smashed boundaries, and shared his heart through his music", DuVernay said on Twitter. And with great care. "I'm honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate".

Even more fascinating is the fact that, not only has DuVernay been granted full access to the archives and complete recordings housed by Prince's estate (who've been notoriously, and rightfully, guarded regarding the Artist's work after his passing), but Prince himself reportedly blessed the film (in a roundabout way) before his death.

Filmmaker Ana DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) will direct a documentary about the late musician Prince, according to Deadline.

The early stages of the project have seen DuVernay, editor Spencer Averick and other members of her core production visit Prince's Paisley Park home and studios repeatedly over the past several months.

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There's no word on a release date or other speakers and contributors to join the documentary, but considering Prince has already given Ava his blessing to helm the project it's bound to be a great piece for Netflix.

The in-demand director is also now working on the Central Park Five documentary series for Netflix, superhero movie The New Gods for WB and DC, and fashion show drama Battle of Versailles for HBO. That awful story of late "80s racial injustice was chronicled in Ken & Sarah Burns" "12 doc of the same name (which, like all of those filmmakers" works, is totally worth checking out).

Reps for the Prince Estate, Apple Music and Netflix did not immediately respond to Variety's requests for comment.