Lifetime is at it again with the made-for-TV pop star biopics. The next one is Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, based on a 2014 book by the bodyguards who protected Jackson in his final two years. Michael Jackson impersonator Navi stars as the King of Pop.
Biopics have become somewhat of a campy specialty for Lifetime in recent years, with the channel turning the lives of Brittany Murphy, Anna Nicole Smith, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and, in February, Britney Spears into TV movies.
Searching for Neverland isn’t the first time Jackson’s life story has been portrayed on television: 1992 saw the release of the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, focused on the travails of the Jackson family. In 2004, VH1 premiered their film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland premieres May 29 on Lifetime, watch the first trailer below.