HBO orders Beyoncé documentary

US premium broadcaster HBO has commissioned a documentary about Beyoncé, directed and exec produced by the pop star and former Destiny’s Child singer.

The Time Warner-owned network will air the feature length documentary on February 16 2013. It will cover the 16-time Grammy award winning singer, actress, wife (married to Jay Z) and mother through a series of private videos and live performances as well as extensive first-person footage.

The film has been ordered by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“Everybody knows Beyoncé’s music, but few know Beyoncé the person,” he said. “Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman.”

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé. “Some of my favourite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

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