Heath Ledger to Be Next Subject of Spike’s ‘I Am’ Documentary Series

Late actor’s episode airs in May

Last Updated: March 15, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Heath Ledger will be the next subject of Spike’s “I Am” documentary series.

Through interviews with members of his inner circle, “I Am: Heath Ledger” will chronicle the late Australian actor’s movie career, which included “The Dark Knight,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Patriot.”

Ledger won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.” He was previously nominated for “Brokeback Mountain,” in which he starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

Ledger died in 2008 from taking a mixture of prescription drugs. He was 28.

The “10 Things I Hate About You” alum left behind a daughter, Matilda, whose mom is “Manchester by the Sea” actress Michelle Williams.

Previous subjects of “I Am” have included Chris Farley and Bruce Lee. Ledger’s episode airs in May.