HBO on Tuesday released the first official trailer for “Leaving Neverland”, a documentary about Michael Jackson‘s alleged sexual abuse of young boys.
Leaving Neverland is a two-part documentary exploring the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives, and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of his own.
The documentary was directed by Dan Reed.
After Leaving Neverland‘s debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival, Jackson’s estate called the four-hour film “a tabloid character assassination” and insisted it “isn’t a documentary,” while his family called director Dan Reed and the film’s two accusers “opportunists.”
Part one of Leaving Neverland will air on Sunday, March 3, on HBO, with the second part following on Monday, March 4.
Watch the trailer below: