OWN is partnering with HBO to present OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: AFTER NEVERLAND, a conversation hosted by Oprah Winfrey featuring Wade Robson and James Safechuck, subjects of the two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” alongside director Dan Reed.
Taped before an audience of survivors of sexual abuse and others whose lives have been impacted by it, the special debuts simultaneously on HBO and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Monday, March 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following the conclusion of part two of “Leaving Neverland” on HBO.
The two-part documentary “Leaving Neverland” which recently had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, is described by HBO as exploring the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James “Jimmy” Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak.
Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, “Leaving Neverland” presents their accounts of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.
Produced and directed by Dan Reed (HBO’s Emmy(R)-nominated “Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks” and “Terror at the Mall”), the first part of “Leaving Neverland” debuts Sunday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the second part the following night, Monday. March 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.