Netflix recently announced plans to debut an original documentary on the legendary
singer and activist Nina Simone. What Happened, Miss Simone? will be directed by
the award-winning documentarian Liz Garbus, whose credits include The Farm:
Angola, USA and the HBO documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World.What
Happened, Miss Simone? will follow Simone’s life and work across three decades.
Those three decades included Simone’s mastering of genres including jazz, blues and R&B.
The film will include “never-before-heard audio tapes,” interviews and concert footage.
Netflix is calling the documentary “the most authentic, personal and unflinching telling
of the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century’s greatest recording artists.” Although
Netflix did not release a date for the airing of the documentary, one has to wonder if it
will be aired to coincide or even compete with the Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana,
which has been met with little to no fanfare, but tons of critiquing.
Source: The Root