Just when we thought we had our slate of TV shows and movies all lined up for the week, Beyoncé and ABC went and announced a surprise documentary that’s going to drop Monday night. (That’s tomorrow, September 16, just to be clear.) And honestly? You’re probably going to want to clear your schedule for it.
Bey and the network teamed up to gift us with the doc, titled Making the Gift. Although pretty much everything Beyoncé does is a gift, if we’re being honest, this particular documentary specifically follows the making of her companion album—titled The Gift—for this year’s Disney reboot of The Lion King, in which she played Nala.
The network announced the documentary in a tweet Sunday evening—and even went so far as to change its name on Twitter to ABeyC, which is extremely appropriate. Along with a short, 30-second trailer for the documentary, ABeyC revealed at exactly what time the documentary will drop: 10 P.M. ET. (Set an iCal alarm now!)
Per Rolling Stone, the documentary will give viewers an “intimate” look at the genesis of each and every song from the album, which features an incredible array of talent from Childish Gambino (who plays Simba in the reboot) to Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar—plus a ton of incredible African musicians from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Cameroon. Beyond that, viewers will also be treated to glimpses of the work that went into The Gift‘s music videos and recording sessions.
Check out the trailer for the
ABC ABeyC documentary below:
Beyoncé’s gifted us with surprise drops before—hello, Homecoming—and consider us here for another. Now, who’s going to bring the popcorn?