2019 Emmy Winner - Outstanding Documentary

Leaving Neverland

3 HR 56 MIN | 2019 | HD

2020 Peabody Award Nominee

When allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that he could be guilty of such unspeakable acts. Filmmaker Dan Reed’s two-part documentary film Leaving Neverland explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James “Jimmy” Safechuck, at age 10, and Wade Robson, at age 7, who were both befriended by the star. They and their families were invited into his singular and wondrous world, entranced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak. Read More

Premieres March 4 at 10 PM
Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland

Oprah Winfrey hosts a conversation featuring Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alongside Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed, before an audience of survivors of sexual abuse and others whose lives have been impacted by it.

Get More Information

Where to Turn

For survivors struggling with their truth, or friends and family looking for more information, these resources are here to help.

How to Watch

If you or a friend or family member have been impacted by child sexual abuse, this film may be particularly difficult to view. Viewers who may be impacted are encouraged to make a personal care plan ahead of watching the broadcast.

Follow HBO Docs on

What the Critics Are Saying

A number of news outlets have reviewed the film following its world premiere at Sundance.

“Michael Jackson cast a spell. Leaving Neverland breaks it.”

“It’s a radically empathetic film about the resonating impact of sexual abuse.”

“A work of extraordinary restraint and moral urgency.”

“Undeniably heartbreaking, upsetting, and creepy as hell, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it.”


Get HBO Max at No Additional Cost

‌If you’re a current HBO subscriber, you might already have access to HBO Max — all of HBO plus even more blockbuster movies, must-see series, and new Max Originals.