The new Netflix documentary about British pop duo Wham! will remind that in very short time, the two achieved major success throughout the world in music. With unprecedented access to both George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s personal archives plus never-before-seen footage, with previously unheard interviews, Wham! the Documentary charts their incredible journey from school friends to superstars.
In 1982, best friends and teenagers George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley founded Wham! (or, for a spell, Wham! UK) with the goal to conquer pop music. Just four years later, they performed together as Wham! for the last time, at Wembley Stadium. That story of how the two dropped major, timeless hits “Club Tropicana,” “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Freedom,” “I’m Your Man” and “Last Christmas” among others will unfold this summer on Netflix.
Wham! is a feature-length documentary that captures those few years where the band topped the charts and broke through music barriers including performing the first western pop act concert in China. Chris Smith (Fyre Fest, Sr) directed the doc with John Battsek (The Deepest Breath) and Simon Halfon (Supersonic) serving as producers.
The documentary will be released globally on Netflix July 5.