Kew Media Sends Leaving Neverland Around the World


Leaving Neverland, through a raft of deals set by Kew Media Distribution, is slated to air in more than 130 countries.

A Channel 4 and HBO co-production by director Dan Reed, Leaving Neverland explores the experiences of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who were both befriended by Michael Jackson when they were children. The two-part documentary shares Safechuck’s and Robson’s stories that paint a picture of sustained abuse, as well as their complicated feelings that led them to confront their experiences with the late singer.

Among the channels that have acquired the documentary are ProSiebenSat.1 Group in Germany, Network 10 in Australia, HBO in Latin America, DR in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, SVT in Sweden, Channel One in Russia, VRT in Belgium, TVNZ in New Zealand, yes in Israel, Amedia TV in Russia, YLE in Finland, FOX Networks Group in Asia, Front Row Filmed Entertainment in the Middle East, RUV in Iceland, M6 in France, Movistar+ in Spain and HBO in Europe, operating in Central Europe. Kew Media has additional deals lined up for Leaving Neverland that are currently in the final stages of negotiation.

Jonathan Ford, executive VP of sales at Kew Media Distribution, said: “We are seeing unprecedented interest in Leaving Neverland from a host of leading broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Dan is an exceptional filmmaker and has delivered an utterly compelling documentary on a very difficult subject. This, along with the continued global scrutiny of Michael Jackson’s personal life, is a real factor of this huge demand.”