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Showtime to explore The Weeknd's Super Bowl halftime show in documentary

The Show, a documentary giving a behind-the-scenes look at The Weeknd's Super Bowl LV halftime show, is coming to Showtime. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
"The Show," a documentary giving a behind-the-scenes look at The Weeknd's Super Bowl LV halftime show, is coming to Showtime. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Showtime will explore The Weeknd's Super Bowl LV halftime show performance in a new documentary.

The network will air The Show, a 90-minute feature documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Weeknd's halftime show.

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The Show is directed by Nadia Hallgren (Becoming) and is produced by the Pepsi in-house content studio and Boardwalk PIctures. The documentary will premiere later this year.

Nearly 100 million people tuned in to watch The Weeknd's 13-minute halftime performance Sunday during Super Bowl LV. The Show will examine the months of collaboration between first-time halftime show executive producer Jesse Collins, executive producers Roc Nation and more.

"The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is undoubtedly the world's biggest stage, producing the most viewed and talked about moment in music every single year. The pressure to deliver an iconic, memorable and entertaining performance is felt well beyond the artist, as there are a number of people -- behind the scenes -- who are vital to its success," Pepsi VP of marketing Todd Kaplan said in a statement.

"With our new documentary coming to Showtime, we are taking fans on the emotional and thrilling journey of what it takes to make the biggest show of the year -- with the added complexity of doing so amidst a global pandemic," he added.

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The Weeknd performed a medley of his hits, including "Starboy," "The Hills" and "Blinding Lights," during his halftime performance. 25,000 people were admitted for the performance, including 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers.

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Britney Spears sings at Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Fla., on January 28, 2001. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7. Photo by John SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

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