NME Festival blog: Louis Theroux announces new three-part documentary series

It’ll be his first investigative mini-series for the BBC since his 2017 ‘Dark States’ programmes

Louis Theroux has confirmed that he has a new three-part documentary series coming to the BBC this November.

The much-loved documentarian’s latest venture hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by the broadcaster, but Theroux himself has spilled the beans on his next project.

Speaking on the red carpet at The National Lottery Awards over the weekend, Theroux told The Sun that his next series would be hitting screens in less than two months’ time.

“I’ve got a series coming up, it’s coming out in November,” he said. “I can’t say much about it – but it’s a three-parter and it’s set in America. [It’ll be on] BBC 2.”

It’ll be Theroux’s first investigative programme for the BBC since his October 2017 film Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia.

One of Theroux’s most recent TV series, Dark States, also aired back in October. A three-parter, the programme saw Theroux “visit three American cities and examine a uniquely devastating human crisis in each – heroin addiction, sex trafficking and murder.”

Back in July, Theroux stirred conversation on social media after tweeting about The Beatles’ proposed film adaptation of Lord of the Rings.

The Fab Four’s hopes of making a Lord of the Rings film back in the 1960s – with John Lennon wanting to star as Gollum – were crushed after they were eventually refused permission to make the movie by author J. R. R. Tolkien.


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