Queen and Adam Lambert documentary coming to ABC this spring
Queen and Adam Lambert opened this year’s hostless edition of the Oscars on Sunday, and their time in the pop culture spotlight isn’t over yet. On Tuesday, ABC announced that it will air a new documentary about the group, titled The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story.
The Oscars performance was partly a celebration of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury that just won Rami Malek an Oscar for Best Actor. The Show Must Go On will tell the story of how the surviving members of Queen got back into the groove of live performance years after Mercury’s 1991 death from complications of AIDS. They first performed with Lambert on American Idol in 2009, when Lambert was one of the season’s two finalists alongside eventual winner Kris Allen. After a positive reaction to that performance, the musicians formed Queen + Adam Lambert in 2012.
Named after the song from Mercury’s last album with Queen, The Show Must Go On features brand-new interviews with Lambert; his parents, Leila and Eber Lambert; Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor; American Idol judge Simon Cowell; Malek; and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins. The documentary will air April 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.