Ava DuVernay and Netflix produced a multi-part documentary about the life of Prince, made with the cooperation of Prince’s estate, which is giving access to the archives.
DuVernay is known for her work on Selma, Queen Sugar, 13th, and A Wrinkle in Time. In fact, Prince reached out to her about working together before his death. In September, the first material was released from Prince’s musical archive following his death, in 2016. Piano and a Microphone 1983, an album of solo piano demos of songs, included Purple Rain and his cover of Joni Mitchell’s A Case of You.