While the legal battle between exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard rages on, their relationship will get even more public. The Discovery Channel has announced that they are producing a two-episode documentary titled Johnny vs Amber. The show will reveal intimate conversations between the couple through different materials that have been obtained by the showrunners. Including text messages and home videos that potentially depict what really went on behind closed doors in the failed marriage. The producers of the show are insisting that the documentary isn’t meant as a way to justify the actions of either party involved. Instead, it’s meant as a looking glass to highlight the horrors of domestic abuse.
Where They Got The Texts & Home Videos
If the producers of the show had only been able to grab information from one side of the argument you can bet the documentary would paint one half of the former couple as the villain and the other as the victim. However, the production team has mentioned that they obtained most of the texts and home videos that are going to be shown in the documentary through what has been filled in the court battles that the couple has had to endure. Nick Hornby Co-CEO of Optomen one of the companies producing the documentary told Variety,
“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.”
Johnny vs Amber Aims To Be A Fair Representation Of The Marriage
The documentary is going to be split into two episodes basically for the sole purpose of telling both Amber and Johnny’s side of the story separately. According to folks at Discovery, the idea behind this feature is not to claim an outright winner in the court of public opinion. Instead, they want people to understand both Johnny and Amber as individuals. If viewers then want to pick a side that’s their decision. Charlotte Reid, VP commissioning for entertainment at Discovery, talked about handling this divisive story saying,
“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.”
The Johnny vs Amber Story Is Also About Their Respective Fan Bases
At this point in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard story, it’s safe to say that the ordeal isn’t just about the two of them. Two opposing fan bases have developed thanks to the conflict. The documentary also looks into explaining this phenomenon. In the sense that this issue is now being treated as a political debate or sporting event. These days people seem to want to pick different sides on any issue. The birth of #JusticeforJohnnyDepp and #IStandWithYouAmberHeard is also a topic that they aim to cover. From the looks of things, Discovery is producing an intriguing watch even for people who may not have followed this particular story closely.