On the 20th anniversary of her tragic death.
Princess Diana is headed to a television near you.
ABC has announced a new four-hour documentary special to coincide with the 20th anniversary of her death. The two-night, four-part event, made in partnership with People magazine, is set to air over two nights in August.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary will include new interviews with those who knew her best as well as leading Diana experts, which will be interwoven with footage of the princess. The broadcast will also examine Diana’s enduring impact.
“Even 20 years after her untimely death, Princess Diana’s legacy continues to impact our world,” Robert Mills, Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night for ABC, told People. “Our special will honor her memory and all the good that she did in her tragically brief life. Our partners at People are perfect to tell this story as they’ve extensively covered her life throughout the years.”
Known for her humanitarian work and effortless sense of style, Diana died tragically at age 36 in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997. To this day, the Princess of Wales remains one of the most beloved royals of the modern age.
“Princess Diana has appeared on the cover of People 57 times — more than anyone in the history of the People brand,” said People’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle. “Our audience has an insatiable appetite for news about the royal family; in fact, they are just as fascinated today as they were when Lady Diana was first introduced to the world back in 1981.”