Netflix has released the trailer for What Happened, Miss Simone?, their Nina Simone documentary which was directed by Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus. Unlike the upcoming Simone movie starring Zoe Saldana, the documentary is fully authorized and incorporates concert footage, archival material, and interviews taking place over three decades.
The doc takes a look at the life and times of Simone — both the good and the bad — using rare interviews, her songs, and archival footage approved by Simone’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, who served as an executive producer. In the doc’s first trailer, we hear Kelly narrate Simone’s story, warning that her mother “was Nina Simone 24/7 … and that’s where it became a problem.”
The documentary airs on June 26, exclusively on Netflix.