The official trailer for Netflix's Britney vs Spears documentary dropped, promising to give viewers never-before-seen details into Britney Spears' controversial conservatorship case.
In the beginning of the sneak peak — released Wednesday, September 22 — an audio of the embattled singer saying: "I just want my life back," played as an old video of Britney closing a show flashed on the screen.
Several clips of Britney over the years in her conservatorship — which she was placed under in 2008 after her public break down — flashed as multiple narrators explained the complexity behind the control her dad, Jamie Spears, had over her as her conservator.
"Britney's been silenced to speak out about anything that's really going on," one person said, as another added: "Britney never had one person she could trust. Not mom [Lynne Spears], not Dad."
As a video of Britney and Jamie walking while surrounded by security was shown, another voice over said: "Britney had a fear that her family would barge in and take everything."
Britney vs Spears not only looks into Britney's unusual conservatorship but also new details brought to light after someone close to the case leaked a confidential report of everything going on under Jamie's control.
The documentary — set to be released Tuesday, September 28 — was directed by Erin Lee Carr and has been underway for over a year, well before Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears debuted. News of the Netflix doc comes seven months after Hulu released their own special, which focused on the #FreeBritney fan movement and the "Toxic" singer being held in the legal binding against her will.
The documentary — distributed in collaboration with FX as part of The New York Times Presents series — catapulted the public's interest in Britney's 13-year-long conservatorship and what was really going on behind closed doors.
For the first time ever, the mother-of-two addressed the court on June 23 and asked the judge to end her "abusive" conservatorship, as she claimed she was put on the psychiatric drug lithium against her wishes, forced to work a demanding schedule and denied the right to get married and have more children.
In light of her shocking testimony, the judge granted Britney's request to hire a lawyer of her choice, Matthew Rosengart. In August, Jamie agreed to step down as her conservator and filed a petition to end the conservatorship one month later.
Most recently, Britney and her lawyer filed their own official court documents to end her conservatorship and have Jamie removed immediately.