Kylie Minogue signs on for fly-on-the-wall Netflix documentary
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Kylie Minogue signs on for fly-on-the-wall Netflix documentary

Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix, granting the streaming service exclusive rights to produce a fly-on-the-wall documentary based around her everyday life. 

Reportedly, Minogue has been presiding over a bidding war over the rights to the documentary for months. However, Netflix beat out rivals Disney+ and Apple TV last week, granting the streaming giants exclusive rights to Minogue’s story. 

At the time of writing, the exact figure which secured this deal is unknown, but it is thought to be a seven-figure sum. Filming on the project is set to commence later this year, so it seems unlikely we will see any of the tell-all action from Minogue until 2025 at the earliest. 

Of course, Minogue is no stranger to the world of television, having gotten her start playing Charlene Mitchell in the intensely popular soap opera Neighbours. Following her infamous story arc on the programme, which eventually saw her character marry Scott Robinson – played by Jason Donovan – Minogue devoted herself to the world of pop music.

As a singer, Minogue was virtually unavoidable during the late 1980s and early 1990s, establishing herself as the ultimate master of that distinctive Stock Aitken Waterman pop sound. Since the release of her eponymous debut in 1988, the Melbourne-born star has become the highest-selling Australian female artist in music history.

In recent years, Mingoue’s career has witnessed something of a renaissance. The singer released her 16th studio album Tension last year, which clearly demonstrated that her pop prowess has never faltered. The album was followed by a sell-out residency at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, which seemed to cement her position as an undisputed icon of pop. The news of a new documentary series following the life of Kylie Minogue promises to offer unique insight into the everyday goings-on of the performer. 

The project seems to reaffirm Netflix’s commitment to the genre of reality television and documentaries, likely as a result of their comparatively slim budgets and high viewership. Whether the Kyle Minogue documentary will be worth the seven figure sum reportedly paid by the streaming giants remains to be seen.