Dan Reed’s documentary Leaving Neverland explores the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.
The docuseries looks in depth at the singer’s relationship with James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who were at the time aged 7 and 10.
Leaving Neverland initially aired on HBO in the US and Channel 4 in the UK. Will the series arrive on Netflix? We explore your options for streaming the series online.
Will Leaving Neverland come to Netflix?
Part 1 of Leaving Neverland premiered on Sunday, March 3 on HBO. Unfortunately for Netflix subscribers, the series will not arrive on the streaming platform.
How to watch Leaving Neverland online
HBO subscribers have the option to watch Leaving Neverland online via their HBO GO or HBO Now service. You can sign up to a free HBO Now trial to see the Michael Jackson documentary. As for the Oprah Winfrey special discussing the allegations, you can also watch it on HBO or Oprah’s OWN network.
For US-based readers, there is an option to watch HBO series including the documentary on Hulu for an extra $5.99 a month. However, there is a trial period of one week on Hulu before getting charged.
— Variety (@Variety) March 4, 2019
Leaving Neverland: The Controversy
In 2005, Jackson was acquitted of child sexual abuse following his settlement with Jordan Chandler, who he was accused of molesting.
Both Wade Robson and James Safechuck had previously denied being abused by the pop star under oath. Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO for $100 million as the documentary splits viewers.
HBO should be ashamed to air such a one sided and totally biased portrait. Too much of the story don't add up and after some quick research about the families this is laughable… Jackson estate better sue HBO if possible #LeavingNeverland
— Felix Rodriguez (@FelixPRodriguez) March 4, 2019
The cesspool of comments under #LeavingNeverland are the perfect demonstration of why powerful pedophiles get away with their crimes.
Too many adults would rather bury the abused than unearth an abuser.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 4, 2019
Michael Jackson was under FBI surveillance for well over a decade. They found NOTHING to substantiate claims of child abuse. He was also fully exonerated following his '05 trial. #LeavingNeverland fails to highlight these FACTS – and MJ is no longer here to defend himself.
— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) March 4, 2019
#leavingneverland I watched this with an open mind. I didn't want to believe it, but wanted to hear their side, and read what documents/testimonials/court paperwork others had. I still do not find anything to convince me MJ did what he is being accused of. pic.twitter.com/CNwjjWqBkU
— Delsina (@delsina363) March 4, 2019
— Travon Free (@Travon) March 4, 2019
You can watch Leaving Neverland Part 2 online at HBO.com before it premieres on the network at 8/7c tonight.