Nearly 20 years after Princess Diana’s death, the late royal is coming to the small screen…once more. Diana was recently at the center of an ABC News special, The Last 100 Days of Diana and, a few months back, Ryan Murphy announced that the second season of Feud would center on Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. Now, BBC Two is moving forward with a new, single drama, Diana & I.
BBC’s take, written by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) and directed by Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), offers a unique perspective in that it will center on how Diana’s death affected four average citizens — a mother, a son, a wife, and a boyfriend — whose stories are mostly parallel to one another, though sometimes overlap.
“Diana & I is a fictional, single drama about the extraordinary impact Princess Diana’s death had on people’s lives,” BBC writes. “It tells the story from the point of view of four ordinary people and is set across the week that followed her tragic death on 31 August, 1997…The focus of the drama is on the impact Diana’s loss had on society and the unique outpouring of emotion that ensued.”