Channel 4 Announces Spice Girls Documentary And It Sounds Amazing
Announced today by the channel, the film titled Girl Powered: The Spice Girls will chronicle the rise of the British girl band.
Told through a mix of archive footage and interviews, it will tell of the humble beginnings of Geri Horner (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie C (Sporty), Victoria Beckham (Posh) and Mel B (Scary) who auditioned to become members of the band in 1994.
The story is set to span the girls' incredible career, all the way from their debut single 'Wannabe' in 1996 to the present day, with four out five of the original band (minus Victoria) completing a sellout reunion show just last year.
Channel 4 revealed on Twitter: "Spice Up Your Life with new documentary 'Girl Powered: The Spice Girls' (w/t). Through archive footage and revealing interviews, this series will tell the complete story of the best-selling girl band of all time - coming soon to @Channel4. Zigga Zig Ah!"
It's expected the documentary will touch on the bands various feuds and the absence of Victoria, who went on to forge a successful career in fashion.
The documentary is planned for 2021 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of 'Wannabe' and the girls' 25th anniversary tour, which they are reportedly embarking on.
It follows the Spice Girls held a reunion tour last year which saw 700,000 dedicated fans turn out for the girls' comeback.
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The tour was their first for a decade, and it proved super successful, selling out 13 shows across the country.
The doc will be produced by 72 Films, the production company behind Channel 4's Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain based on the life of Jade Goody.
While there's no confirmed release date as of yet, in the mean time, we're hanging on to rumours that a Spice Girls movie is in the works.
Following their tour last year, Bosses at Paramount Studios have confirmed a new animated Spice Girls film is on its way, including all five members (Victoria Beckham, too).
According to the Independant, the story will see the girls reimagined as superheroes, and Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Mel B will be lending their voices to the production, and it's even thought to include some new songs.
"They are very involved," the president of Paramount Animation told the paper, adding they "had an idea [they'd] been developing" the film.
The yet-unnamed Spice Girls film was due to be released in 2020, 13 years after the girls' first movie, Spice World was released. However, this is likely to be significantly delayed due to coronavirus.
Lots of Spice action to get excited for, fans!
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