Playing the undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has of late been a possible minefield – just ask Joseph Fiennes. But, hot on the heels of their less-than-loved Britney biopic, Lifetime have released the first trailer for Searching for Neverland – a show that revolves around MJ’s private life as told from the perspective of his two long-time bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard.
The lead role will be taken by renowned Jackson impersonator Navi, with Chad L. Coleman and Sam Adegoke also starring. The script is based on the best-selling 2014 book Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days, written by Whitfield and Beard.
The show is expected to focus on Jackson behind-the-scenes as a superstar uncomfortable with his massive fame, and a devoted father.
"He doesn't want to be the King of Pop. He just wants to be Mike," one of the bodyguards says inthe clip. "A normal American dad."
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland premieres Memorial Day, May 29th, on Lifetime. In the meantime, catch up on all of the lives and tracks from pop music’s iconic figures with a subscription to Classic Pop – and save up to 30% off.