Now, of all the iconic performers to have passed away tragically young, there are few who have had as powerful an impact on a generation as #HeathLedger. For whatever reason — be it his remarkable talent, his role as #TheJoker in #TheDarkKnight, or simply some quirk of his public persona — Ledger has remained a figure whose absence is still keenly felt, nine whole years after his untimely death.
For those wondering precisely why that is, then, Spike TV may well have some good news. Specifically:
A Shiny New Heath Ledger Documentary Is Heading To Spike TV
Set to arrive in May 2017, EW reports that the upcoming #IAmHeathLedger is set to tell Ledger's story via the firsthand accounts of those who actually knew him, much like the I Am series' past documentaries focusing on the likes of Bruce Lee and Chris Farley. Which, for fans of the actor, is sure to be a thoroughly engrossing experience.
Whether it will actually get to the bottom of Ledger's still-powerful popular appeal, of course, very much remains to be seen, but it's still likely to be must-see #TV for anyone still a little preoccupied with the incomparable talent that was Heath Ledger — or anyone interested in morbidly watching grieving family and friends discuss the loss of one of the most important people in their life.
We'll have more on I Am: Heath Ledger as and when details emerge.
What do you think, though? Will you be checking out I Am: Heath Ledger when it hits the screen in May? Let us know below!