ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions has acquired the U.S. television rights to a new documentary about iconic rock group Queen and their new regular frontman Adam Lambert just days after their opening performance at the Oscars.
The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story follows the legendary band and Lambert, who first came together onstage in 2009 on American Idol and have been touring as Queen + Adam Lambert since 2012. Singer and reality TV star Lambert took on singing duties originally belonging to frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991.
The film tells their story using concert footage, interviews and backstage footage. Interviewees include Lambert, his parents, Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, American Idol judge Simon Cowell, Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
The Show Must Go On is produced by Jim Beach and Simon Lupton for Miracle Productions. Matt Lombardi serves as executive producer for Lincoln Square.
The film will air April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC prior to Queen and Lambert’s latest sold-out tour.