The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show will be the subject of a brand new documentary coming soon from Showtime.
On Friday (February 12), Showtime announced plans to air a 90-minute documentary set to focus on giving viewers a glimpse into what it took to bring this year’s 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show starring The Weeknd to life.
Titled The Show, the forthcoming documentary is directed by Nadia Hallgreen, who previously helmed the Emmy Award nominated Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming.
In a statement announcing the debut of The Show, Pepsi’s VP of Marketing, Todd Kaplan, spoke of how the documentary will show viewers just how much time and effort it took to bring The Weeknd’s 13-minute performance to life.
“The pressure to deliver an iconic, memorable and entertaining performance is felt well beyond the artist, as there are a number of people – behind the scenes – who are vital to its success,” said Kaplan according to Variety. “With our new documentary coming to Showtime, we are taking fans on the emotional and thrilling journey of what it takes to make the biggest show of the year – with the added complexity of doing so amidst a global pandemic.”
In addition to announcing the forthcoming documentary, Showtime and Pepsi also released a brand new 30-second teaser, which offers up a taste of the grandiose production.
Check out the first teaser for The Show below!
The Show is set to debut via Showtime later this year.