Sky Announce New Docuseries About Controversial Music Producer Phil Spector


Sky have announced a docuseries, which will explore the life of music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector.

Titled Spector, this docuseries will explore the life of the much maligned music producer, who worked with John Lennon, the Beatles, Celine Dion, and the Ramones among others.

This series will also feature his conviction of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2009. Spector always maintained his innocence, claiming that Ms Clarkson died from accidental suicide.

“one of the most important yet enigmatic cultural figures of the 20th century”

An official description on this four part documentary reads,

“In the early hours of February 3rd, 2003, a 911 call was placed to the Alhambra, California Police Department reporting the fatal shooting of a woman. The location, an eccentric French chateau style mansion known as The Pyrenees Castle, was the home of legendary music producer Phil Spector. The woman was Lana Clarkson, a charismatic and once prolific film actress who he had met just that night”.

“How did the destinies of these two people become intertwined? And what actually happened on that fateful night?”. 

“Through the lens of this notorious crime and the hysterical media circus that followed, this major four-part documentary series peels back the layers to tell the story both of Clarkson and the man who was convicted of her murder”.

“In doing so, the film re-examines the life and career of one of the most important yet enigmatic cultural figures of the 20th century, a man responsible for countless hit records, including ‘Be My Baby’ and ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling’”. 

Directed by Sheena M. Joyce, Spector will also be produced by Janet Ginsburg.

Phil Spector passed away in January 2021, having contracted Covid-19 just before Christmas.

“His official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner in the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office”, a statement read.