Netflix is in production on a documentary series about the global hunt for 1970s disgraced pop star Gary Glitter. Featuring previously unseen photographs and archive footage, the series will cover his life story and his later conviction for child sex abuse and a series of sexual offences.
With exclusive access to the journalists who pursued Glitter over several years across the world in order to bring him to justice, and alerted authorities to his whereabouts in South East Asia, ultimately leading to his arrest, the production has been underway for a number of months.
Glitter‘s demise kicked off in 1999 when he was prosecuted and jailed for downloading child pornography. Seven years later, in 2006, he was convicted for child abuse. Despite being behind bars, the abuse still continued, and he was once again incarcerated. However, last month he was released.
This three-part docuseries, featuring conversations with victims of the ex-superstar is directed by Sam Hobkinson (The Confession, Misha and the Wolves and Fear City) and produced by Cammy Millard (The Puppet Master).
This is not the only documentary in production about the disgraced glam rocker. According to The Times, Amazon and ITV are also set to release something.
We do hope that Hunting Gary Glitter gives respect to all of his victims. The streaming giant also released ‘Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story,’ another known predator who died in 2011.
There was no potential release time mention by Netflix for Hunting Gary Glitter.