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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard relationship breakdown documentary commissioned by Discovery

Discovery has commissioned “Johnny vs Amber,” a two-episode documentary that tells the story of the breakdown of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship, and how it spiralled into a celebrity court case.

According to Variety, it is being produced as a double bill by Optomen, and each film is told from one of their perspectives. 

The publication adds that the documentary will feature interviews with lawyers involved on both sides, and testimony from those close to the former couple. It will also examine extensive footage and audio recordings filmed by the couple themselves.

The doc will be available on Discovery Plus this fall.

In 2016, Amber Heard filed for a divorce from Johnny Depp, and the case, which ended in a UK High Court verdict against Depp, grabbed global headlines.

Clare Laycock, senior VP for planning and insights and head of entertainment at Discovery told Variety that the series provides an in-depth insight into the epic battle that powered #JusticeforJohnnyDepp and #IStandWithYouAmberHeard fan campaigns and the very public High Court case that gripped us all. 

“Optomen has done a fantastic job turning this multi-layered story into something both engrossing and horrifying.”

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