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Titled The Andy Warhol Diaries, the six-part series will cover the late artist’s professional and personal lives, examining his ventures into art and film along with his relationship with fellow artist Jean-Michael Basquiat. As the name suggests, the docu-series will hone in on his personal diaries, using his private thoughts as a lens through which to look at his esteemed life. And in a sweet addition, Warhol’s own voice will narrate the words in his diaries, with an AI program being used to recreate his iconic Pittsburgh accent.
The trailer for the six-part doco consists of interviews with notable celebs and close friends of the arthouse star, the likes of John Waters, Rob Lowe and numerous more all weighing in on his genius throughout the two-and-a-half minute runtime. Between it all, however, we get plenty of archival footage of Warhol from the 1980s, along with some modern-day reenactments of his art-making process. Finally, the trailer concludes with one of Warhol’s most personal diary excerpts, with the artist himself narrating “I’m just a freak. I wasn’t very close to anyone. Although, I guess I wanted to be.”
Definitely welcome news for fans of the late artist, and the series will no doubt make the wait for the upcoming Basquiat biopic go just a little bit quicker. The Andy Warhol Diaries will land on Netflix on March 9, 2022. Check out the full trailer below.