- Publish Date
- Friday, 28 April 2023, 9:32AM
A new Netflix documentary will look at the ups and downs in the lives of Wham! singers George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
The documentary is being produced by John Battsek and Simon Halfon, and directed by Chris Smith. Andrew Ridgeley is also working alongside Netflix on this documentary.
Wham! will follow the duo’s journey from school friends to superstars.
The creators of the documentary were given unlimited access to both George and Andrew’s personal archives including never-before-seen footage as well as previously unheard interviews.
In a statement, Netflix said: “In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers – George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! — set out to conquer the world. By June of 1986, they played their very last gig at Wembley Stadium having done exactly that.
“Now for the very first time, told in their own words, the amazing story of how in four years they dominated the charts around the world with timeless and classic pop songs.”
According to Metro: “It is a really exciting project, and they are putting a lot of resources into it. Andrew is also very keen for the opportunity to look back over his years with George in the band – though it will, of course, be bittersweet for him [Andrew].”
News of the new Wham! film comes shortly before the June 22 release of George Michael: Freedom Uncut, which is an extended version of the 2017 documentary about the late singer’s career.
Watch the trailer for it below.
You'll be able to watch Wham! on Netflix from July 5, 2023!
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