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Disney+ goes behind the scenes at Wagatha Christie trial


Coleen Rooney has given documentary crews exclusive access for a new 3-part documentary about the “Wagatha Christie” court case.

The series has been commissioned by Disney+ and is being produced by Lorton Entertainment in association with Dorothy Street Pictures.

With the working title, Wagatha Christie, the series will be told from the side of Rooney and will also have interviews with family, friends and key players involved in the trial.

According to Disney+, it will: “take viewers from the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the Internet’ all the way to Coleen being a successful defendant in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases brought against her by Rebekah Vardy.

“In a story for our times, Wagatha Christie will reveal how fiercely determined and resilient Coleen had to be in order to protect her family from the challenges presented by the traditional and social media landscapes.”

The documentary is one of a handful of UK commissions ordered by Sean Doyle, Disney+’s Director of Unscripted Content, EMEA. Others include a Keanu Reeves-fronted look at the Brawn Formula 1 team; and Camden, which focuses on how the area has changed the UK’s music scene.

“Our aim was to find brilliant once-in-a-lifetime stories that showcase a wide range of subjects; and these latest projects truly deliver on that promise,” said Sean Doyle, Director of Unscripted Content, Disney+, EMEA.

“We’re working with our elite creative partners on this slate, reflecting the UK’s status as an unscripted powerhouse and establishing Disney+ as a destination for unscripted titles.”


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