ABC News will retrace the events of Princess Diana’s last summer in new primetime special, The Last 100 Days of Diana.
The new two-hour special will revisit Princess Diana’s first and last summer as a single woman following her divorce from Prince Charles, until her tragic and untimely death in a car accident in Paris, France in 1997.
The broadcast is hosted by former ABC News Nightline co-anchor Martin Bashir. In 1996 Bashir won a BAFTA Award for the only extended interview with the Princess. Now, he hears new accounts from people inside Diana’s inner circle, with rare interviews with close friends and her personal staff including her former butler, chef, bodyguard, press secretary and personal trainer. These voices provide an expose into what the Princess was thinking as she navigated personal and public life.
The Last 100 Days of Diana chronicles a romantic summer adventure with Dodi al-Fayed and her relationship with British-Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan, and celebrates a more independent Diana.
The special is the first project from ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions’ UK office.
The Last 100 Days of Diana is distributed internationally by Disney Media Distribution. Terence Wrong and Sheldon Lazarus are executive producers and Rudy Bednar is director for Lincoln Square Productions.
“Producing this poignant tribute to the world’s most famous woman 20 years after her tragic and untimely death has shown yet again what an incredible person we lost,” said Lazarus, in a statement. “Through testimonies of those nearest to her, this special showcases the everlasting impact Princess Diana has around the world.”
The Last 100 Days of Diana airs May 7 at 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.