Discovery+ Sets Summer Launch for Docuseries That’s Focus of Thursday’s Jan. 6 Hearings

Filmmaker Alex Holder will speak to the House committee about his footage

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The documentary about Donald Trump shot by former BBC producer Alex Holder that will play a key part in the Jan. 6 Committee hearings Thursday will air later this summer on Discovery+, the streamer announced Wednesday.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, who is the chairman of the January 6th Committee, said on Wednesday that the new evidence in Holder’s footage has prompted the committee to continue the hearings into July. The committee will recess on Friday and return on Tuesday, July 12.

Holder is scheduled to speak to the committee on Thursday about his footage from the docuseries, which an insider said that Discovery had acquired sometime last year.

A Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday, “Alex Holder’s ‘Unprecedented’ three-part docuseries about the 2020 election will be released on discovery+ later this summer. Featuring never-before-seen footage of the Trump family on the campaign trail and their reactions to the outcome of the election, the docuseries will offer intimate and unprecedented interviews with Trump, his family and others who were in the White House.”

Holder said in a statement that his footage was filmed during the last six weeks of Trump’s re-election campaign and includes “never-before-seen footage of the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol.” The series also includes interviews with former President Trump and former V.P. Mike Pence, as well as Trump’s daughter Ivanka, his sons Eric and Don Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to Deadline.

Holder’s previous documentary “Keep Quiet,” followed the leader Hungary’s anti-Semitic far-right conservative party who discovered he was of Jewish ancestry. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.

Filmmaker Nick Quested, whose shocking footage of The Proud Boys’ actions during the Jan. 6 attack sparked headlines, has already testified before the committee.

Politico reports that new documents from the National Archives and tips received from the public are also a factor in extending the public hearings.