Not to miss out on their piece of the pie, streaming giant Netflix is producing a documentary highlighting the messy lead-up to the now famous trial between Johnny Depp and his ex, Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp is seemingly living the “Pirate’s Life,” and not in a good way. The latest news concerning his recent show cancellation with super-group the Hollywood Vampires has all but placed a nail in the proverbial coffin for fans hoping to see the superstar return to Disney as Captain Jack Sparrow. Many have hoped that Depp would take one last stab at bringing the infamous Pirates of the Caribbean captain back to life. Despite the public acknowledgment that he would not consider working for Disney again, things have shifted recently when individuals close to the famed actor suggested that Depp would reconsider. However, that last shred of longing for the return of Depp as Jack Sparrow may be as good as dead. Even so, there’s still plenty of Johnny Depp drama to go around, and fans of the megastar actor won’t be disappointed with the latest series featuring Depp.
Johnny Depp’s Health Has Fans Concerned “Pirates 6” Will Never Happen
It was reported yesterday that Johnny Depp, who has been on tour with his musical super-group the Hollywood Vampires, was found passed out in his hotel room. This disturbing news comes after the band’s tour in Hungary came to a grinding halt due to show cancellations leading fans to speculate about what happened to the A-list actor. Considering this news concerning Depps’ current health and age, combined with his interest in returning to the role, it is a foregone conclusion that he most likely will not return to Disney, even if they offered him those alpacas. Although this latest development isn’t a foolproof death sentence for Johnny Depp, it lends itself to Disney’s justification for not working with the actor moving forward. As Depps’ drinking was a highlight during his testimony with ex-wife Amber Heard during their defamation hearing, being found passed out after fans spotted the superstar drinking is more than enough for Disney to walk away once and for all.
New Netflix Documentary Will Paint A Clear Picture of Depp’s Personal Struggles
Although another Pirates of the Caribbean film won’t be happening, Depp is still adored and beloved among his loyal fans. His portrayal of iconic characters like Jack Sparrow and Willie Wonka have earned him an undisputed seat atop Hollywood. This places the award winning actor in high demand despite having lived a life painted with controversy. Although the troubled actor has attempted to take a step away from the bright lights recently, this hasn’t stopped media outlets and entertainment companies from capitalizing on the broad misfortune that has plagued Johnny Depp over the last few years. The name “Johnny Depp” equals big money. One popular entertainment streaming service is getting in on the action.
Netflix is the most subscribed to streaming service in the world, available in 78 counties. Although they do enjoy a wide variety of content including series and movies, their bread and butter has always been their documentaries. Titles such as Tiger King, Making a Murderer, and Harry & Meghan have all provided binge-worthy television for their subscribers. As well, they have been created memorable internet content, sparked serious debate, and provided water-cooler talk around offices everywhere.
Not to miss this opportunity to create the next documentary that will take the world by storm, Netflix is next in line to cash in on Depp’s less-than-private life. Following a nasty defamation trail between Depp and Amber Heard that took place in 2022, the streaming service is working to bring the details of Depp vs. Heard to their platform in a way viewers weren’t privy to. The official synopsis from Netflix reads as follows:
Depp v. Heard, the new limited series from director Emma Cooper, covers the trial with the goal of presenting a neutral overview of what happens when the court of public opinion starts to overshadow reality. For the first time, the three-part series presents Depp and Heard’s testimony side-by-side, using 200 hours of live-streamed trial coverage from the mainstream news and citizen commentators on TikTok and Twitter. Ultimately, Depp v. Heard interrogates the role social media played in the trial, raising provocative, uncomfortable questions about how the conversations happening outside the courtroom may have influenced the outcome.
Depp vs. Heard
Chances are you’re somewhat familiar with the sensational trial that piqued the entire world’s interest. Held in Fairfax County, Virginia, Depp vs. Heard gave an insatiable audience a raw and savage look at the dysfunction in the lives of the once-married couple. Following claims of abuse made by Amber Heard in an op-ed published by the Washington Post, Depp was awarded more than $10 million in damages to be paid by his ex-wife. Depp reportedly sued due to “new damage” caused to his reputation over sexual assault and abuse claims made by Heard. Despite winning his argument over Heard, many were left with a bitter taste in their mouths regarding some disgusting details presented as evidence in the trial.
Despite the disturbing content, Depp fans were unwavored. As the world watched, the trial quickly became a popular source of internet material and was covered relentlessly by every media outlet in the country. As Depp spent a lot of time providing condescending remarks and rebuttals toward Heard’s legal counsel, the case quickly became a valuable source of unending entertainment. However, the world celebrated alongside Depp as he emerged victorious and the ordeal with Heard seemed to come to a conclusion. We thought we’d heard it all, but Netflix insists that their new series will give those familiar with the trial and brand-new look at what happened and what influenced its outcome.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial Documentary Series Will Premiere Next Month on Netflix
Depp, who has played Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeny Todd, is no stranger to the screen. The 60-year-old actor has amassed quite the resume and has become one of film’s most coveted stars. Although the actor is not currently active in Hollywood and was fired from films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he will once again grace screens around the world this August. Although not as the lead in a swashbuckling adventure, or as an eccentric hat fitter, Depp will once again be the focus of eyes everywhere.
Netflix will premiere its brand new documentary series that covers all aspects of the Depp vs. Heard trial as well as details we aren’t familiar with. Depp has been traveling with his band the Hollywood Vampires and the likes of Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, Heard has been working on revising her DC character alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming Aquaman sequel set for a 2023 release. It seems the two will work in tandem to provide their perspectives of the court spectacle that garnered millions of views. As well, the new Netflix documentary will give viewers an inside look at what was really going on in the courtroom and provide both Depp and Heard their first opportunity to speak out about what took place during the hearings.
“The three-part series may shed some new light on the story everyone thinks they already know.” – says Netflix writer Amanda Richards.
The new Netflix series is scheduled for release on August 16, the series will provide both testimony from Depp and Heard “side-by-side.” In addition, over 200 hours of live-streamed trial coverage combined with viral commentation from TikTok and Twitter will “interrogate” the role social media played in public perception of the intense revelations provided by Depp and Heard’s testimony. Emma Cooper will direct the limited series that provides an unbiased look at “what happens when the court of public opinion starts to overshadow reality.”