What Happened to Brittany Murphy: HBO Max–Premiere Date (Death in Hollywood)

Brittany Murphy on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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HBO Max announced What Happened to Brittany Murphy will debut with both episodes of the two-part documentary on October 14.

The docus shows an intimate, in-depth character portrait of Murphy, exploring the mysterious circumstances surrounding the actress’s tragic death at age 32.

Born in Atlanta, in 1977, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as  teenager to pursued career in acting. Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in indie films, Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998).

She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

It contains new archival footage and interviews with those closest to the late star.

The series tackles Hollywood’s sexism on her struggles, as well as her concerns of her relationship with husband Simon Monjack.

What Happened to Brittany Murphy is directed by Cynthia Hill, with Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Mary Lisio and James Buddy serving as executive producers.

The docuseries is produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions.