An entire decade without music’s worldwide-dominating King of Pop Michael Jackson will be arriving in two years, yet the sting of his untimely death still lingers among his global fan base.
Lifetime television, however, has apparently taken notice of the everlasting mourning and has used it as inspiration to snap the clapperboard on its latest muse: a Michael biopic titled Searching for Neverland. The network, famous for tasking itself with biographical films of some of the greatest legends, will include the last years of MJ’s life before his 2009 death. From the trailer’s quick glimpses, viewers will be introduced to his controversial Neverland Ranch, his personal life outside of the public eye, and early fatherhood. The darker moments include the investigation into Dr. Conrad Murray, MJ’s personal physician who was also sentenced to jail for the death of the Jackson family legend by way of involuntary manslaughter.
But let the fans tell it, and Michael, his legacy and any more attempts at depicting his life for the silver screen is better off left alone.
This Michael Jackson biopic that @lifetimetv is about to do...all I have to say is...I pray you didn't mess it up...— Nicole Strickland (@Guru_Goddess_) May 17, 2017
Doesn't look thaaat bad. But the only non flop MJ biopic is the American dream https://t.co/xsivuMIbVf— midnit (@its12amx) May 16, 2017
Everyone's mad at the trailer for this Michael Jackson biopic but I just saw it and thought "hmm, might watch it after all"— 👤 (@MM_1__) May 17, 2017
this michael Jackson lifetime biopic looks fire and trash at the same time. Very conflicted rn— NEW HAVEN (@marquebenedicto) May 17, 2017
Who told @lifetimetv they could do this michael jackson biopic?— Loving A👶🏽P (@Blonde_sFirst) May 12, 2017
a michael jackson biopic should never be done tbh.— t (@TWTANE) May 13, 2017
Lifetime: yall want an MJ biopic?— 🇳🇬 yeji. (@edgyyeji) May 14, 2017
Us: no thank you
Lifetime: iight yall getting an MJ biopic
who the fuck is that https://t.co/o7TKw5diXg— reggie (@1942bs) May 17, 2017
The Jacksons: An American Dream is the only MJ biopic that's acceptable.— KPG👩👧👧 (@KPG_) May 17, 2017
WTF is this lifetime MJ biopic bullshit!!!— Ricky Spanish (@LeeCash24) May 16, 2017
Don't nobody ask me bout the MJ biopic— ♛KingVJackson♛ (@xKingVJacksonx) May 16, 2017
Seen the trailer Imma just say in high school in acting class we pulled off a better mini movie🙄😂✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/iGDDAk83BJ
Trashhhh. Only mj biopic ever will accept is the 5 hour american dream movie https://t.co/ou5bHtiluX— Yusuke Urameshi (@SupaSaiyanJosh) May 16, 2017
Yo they really have Jhene Aiko in the MJ biopic https://t.co/wP4NrdvoBw— Alley Cat (@Fudiroll) May 16, 2017
This MJ biopic ... smh, who is letting LifeTime get away with it!? I need olivia on this.— Jayson Arias (@jaysonarias) May 16, 2017
You would think that Lifetime would've learned after ruining Aaliyah and Britney's biopic. Now y'all wanna fuck up MJ's too? *le sigh* https://t.co/DqW8vAhlfB— Lσʀdт Cøммαɴdαн 🇬🇭 (@Negreauxdamus) May 16, 2017