The Libertines DOCUMENTARY In The Works

Published on August 16, 2016

A new documentary about British rockers THE LIBERTINES is in the works.

The Libertines

The band, fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, announced on Twitter that executives at British channel BBC Four were producing a documentary about them and they asked fans for their participation.

“The folks at @BBCFOUR are putting together a doc and they need your help!” they tweeted. “ to get involved!”

This isn’t the first time the rockers have been followed for a documentary; The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders was released in 2011 and was directed by photographer Roger Sargent, who also made a short film about them as they made their third album Anthems For Doomed Youth.

The Libertines

There is plenty of drama to draw from the group’s original run in 1997 to 2004, when they split due to infighting between Doherty and Barat and Doherty’s escalating drug problems. They reunited briefly in 2010 for shows before parting ways again before finally reforming in 2014 and working on their comeback album, which was released last year (15).

No further details about the new documentary have been revealed.