Alex Gibney, an acclaimed documentary director, has landed the upcoming four-hour Frank Sinatra documentary that will air on HBO.
The series will cover Sinatra's entire life, from his time as a young man up through his later years. It will include home movies that have never been seen before, as well as performance footage and industry footage. Producers on the show promise an “up close and personal examination” at Sinatra's life.
Alcon Television president Sharon Hall (Alcon is producing the series) claims viewers are in for a treat.
“Alex’s vision for this unique documentary is an exciting one,” she said, “taking viewers into the singular and extraordinary world created by one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known.”
Sinatra's daughter Nancy and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are among the producers of the programs, with production being handled by Alcon Television Group, Kennedy-Marshall Co. and Jigsaw Productions.
“Although our primary business at Alcon Television is to develop, finance and produce scripted series for broadcast and cable television,” Hall added, “we were overwhelmed by the scope and depth of this incredible story, not to mention the opportunity to work with Alex and to partner with Kennedy-Marshall and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, on what is surely to be the definitive portrait of our era’s greatest performer.”