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26th Nov 2021

A documentary about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is coming soon

Katy Brennan

The two-part series aims to highlight the “hugely important issue of domestic violence”.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s tumultuous relationship is set to be the subject of a new documentary.

The series, titled Johnny vs Amber, will focus on the couple’s highly-publicised separation and divorce.

It will feature interviews with lawyers and people close to the actors, as well audio recordings and footage filmed by the pair themselves. It is set to air Discovery+.

Johnny and Amber began dating in 2012 before getting married in 2015. Just one year later, Amber filed for divorce and sought a restraining order against her ex-partner, accusing him of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse.

Johnny denies all allegations against him.

The documentary will explore both sides of the story with equal attention. The first episode will tell Johnny’s story, looking at how he “felt he was married to a Machiavellian liar who would stop at nothing to protect her image”.

Meanwhile, the second will deal with Amber’s version of events – a young woman who “married the man of her dreams only to see him turn into a violent drug-fuelled monster”.

“Through the tapes, home videos and text messages shown in court, these films give viewers a rare and important insight into a marriage that went tragically wrong and to better understand the hugely important issue of domestic violence,” Executive Producer Nick Hornby said.

Charlotte Reid, VP commissioning for entertainment at Discovery added: “The story of what happened between Johnny and Amber continues to be hugely divisive, between fans and the public at large.

“We set out to make a documentary that would explore the story from each of their perspectives, so the viewer can go beyond the headlines, understand who they are, and decide who they should believe in this complex human story.”

Last year, Johnny lost a libel case against The Sun over the newspaper’s reporting of him as a “wife beater”. Courts found that the publication had done enough to justify the use of the word in its reporting of him.

The legal battle between the actor and his ex-wife is still ongoing.