HBO has released the first trailer for the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men—Wade Robson and James Safechuck—separately detail the sustained abuse they say they suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson. This documentary is sure to spark controversy as allegations about Jackson’s behavior have existed for years, and in director Dan Reed’s film the two speak in graphic detail about their experiences as young boys.
The documentary also digs into the long-lasting effects of the abuse, featuring interviews with Robson and Safechuck’s mothers, wives, and siblings to dig into their life experiences following their encounters with Jackson, and why it took so long to speak out.
Check out the Leaving Neverland trailer below. Part 1 of the documentary airs on HBO on March 3rd, followed by Part 2 on March 4th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Leaving Neverland:
This two-part documentary explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 37, and Robson, now 41, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.