Rock bands New Order and Duran Duran will get the documentary treatment on Showtime later this month, the premium cabler announced today. Both films will debut Dec. 27.
New Order: Decades, part concert and part documentary, will follow the band’s preparations for the re-staging of album So It Goes, a collaboration with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra during Manchester International Festival 2017. Mike Christie produces and directs, with Dinah Lord serving as executive producer. The film is a Caravan production for Sky Arts.
Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know is described as a candid look at the band’s career with previously unseen footage and intimate conversations with the original line-up: singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes. The film highlights the defining moments in the band’s four decade career and a glimpse at what’s next.
The Duran Duran documentary is directed by Zoe Dobson, with David Notman-Watt exec producing. The film is produced by back2back Productions for the BBC. BBC Studios holds distribution rights globally.
New Order: Decades will premiere Friday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know premieres the same night at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Both films debut on Showtime.