Despite mixed reviews of this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, a documentary of The Weeknd’s performance will air later this year on Showtime.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, had the honor to perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show that took place Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Variety has reported that Showtime has announced that it will be airing “The Show,” which is a 90-minute feature documentary that will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, which featured recording artist, The Weeknd. The documentary is directed by Emmy nominee Nadia Hallgren (“Becoming”), and produced by the Pepsi in-house content studio and Boardwalk Pictures, and is slated to be released later this year.
“The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is undoubtedly the world’s biggest stage, producing the most viewed and talked about moment in music every single year. The pressure to deliver an iconic, memorable and entertaining performance is felt well beyond the artist, as there are a number of people – behind the scenes – who are vital to its success,” said Todd Kaplan, VP of Marketing – Pepsi. “With our new documentary coming to Showtime, we are taking fans on the emotional and thrilling journey of what it takes to make the biggest show of the year – with the added complexity of doing so amidst a global pandemic.”
“Anchored by The Weeknd’s dynamic performance, ‘The Show’ is a worthy snapshot of the tremendous artistry and effort that goes into the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show,” said Kent Sevener, Executive Vice President Content Acquisition, Showtime Networks Inc. “Jesse Collins has been absolutely passionate about this project, and Nadia Hallgren brings the kind of energy and insight that will make this behind-the-scenes look a transformative experience and something unique for Showtime viewers.”