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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s turbulent marriage and controversial divorce is the subject of a new two-episode documentary series by discovery+.

The streaming service announced on 19 November that it had commissioned the project.

Titled Johnny vs Amber, the documentary features the story of the breakdown of the marriage as well as their ensuing legal battle.

According to the Deadline, “the celebrity court case of the decade will first introduce Depp’s side, how he felt he was married to a Machiavellian liar who would stop at nothing to protect her image, before Heard’s episode explains how the actress married the man of her dreams only to see him turn into a violent drug-fueled monster.”

“The doc will feature interviews with lawyers on both sides along with people close to the pair and extensive archive and audio footage,” the report further stated.

“Through the tapes, home videos and text messages shown in court, these films give viewers a rare and important insight into a marriage that went tragically wrong, and to better understand the hugely important issue of domestic violence,” executive producer Nick Hornby told Deadline.

“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,” Clare Laycock, senior VP for planning and insights and head of entertainment at Discovery, told Variety

“The story of what happened between Johnny and Amber continues to be hugely divisive, between fans and the public at large. We set out to make a documentary that would explore the story from each of their perspectives, so the viewer can go beyond the headlines, understand who they are, and decide who they should believe in this complex human story. We think it’s a compellingly contemporary story on truth and lies that we hope will open up a conversation with our viewers on Discovery Plus.” Charlotte Reid, VP commissioning for entertainment at Discovery added.

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