Showtime has purchased a two- part documentary on a legendary rock band.
The Eagles partnered with Ales Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) who won an Academy Award, to produce the film.
“Part One” debuted Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. It will make its TV debut Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET, while “Part Two” will premiere the next night at 8 p.m .ET.
Alison Ellwood directed the film, which combines rare archival material, concert video and never- before- seen home movies showing the rise and continuing popularity of the band. “Part One” goes through the band’s formation and success in the 1970s until its breakup in 1980.
“Part Two” will start in the ’80s, as the band members face difficult paths while away from the group, and then also show the early- ‘90s reunion tour.
Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and current and former band members were all interviewed for the project, which also includes a rare concert film from the “Hotel California” tour in 1977.
The band which currently includes Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmitt, has sold more than 120 million albums across the world. Its hits include “Hotel California” and Witchy Woman.”