ABC News is set to tell the stories of some of America’s biggest entertainment icons via its all-new primetime series, ‘Superstar.’
Dedicating multiple one & two-hour specials to names who have helped shape Pop culture over the years, viewers will be introduced to never-before-seen footage that chronicles the lives of Kobe Bryant, Robin Williams, and many more.
Kicking off with an episode dedicated to legendary Pop diva Whitney Houston, look inside to see the official trailer and more series details.
Premiering August 11, the TV event – which comes in a string of ventures related to Houston’s life since her untimely 2012 death – will arrive 2 days after what would’ve been her 58th birthday.
Ahead of her big screen biopic, due in theaters Thanksgiving 2022, ‘Superstar’ will reportedly delve into the diva’s background and meteoric rise to fame. Viewers will not only see previously unreleased footage from her career but will also get to hear from some of the ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer’s closest industry friends including Brandy, Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, Narada Michael Walden, and more.
Speaking on the forthcoming series, David Sloan (senior executive producer of Network Primetime Content) said:
“It is exciting to watch the legacy ‘20/20’ brand expand, first with ‘Truth and Lies’ and now with the ‘Superstar’ series. Our talented team uses the skills they’ve honed from producing two-hour ‘20/20’ programs to provide unmatched reporting and fresh insight into these icons.”
The episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu the day after they air on ABC.