It’s been almost 25 years since Princess Diana tragically died that fateful night in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. A new six-part docuseries called Diana—which premieres tonight on CNN—sets out to explore why the Princess of Wales continues to resonate all these years later. More specifically, the series aims to demonstrate why Diana was “truly a blueprint for the modern woman,” according to the press release.
Eye-Opening New Princess Diana Docuseries Premieres Tonight—Here’s How to Watch
Extra special is the fact that, as co-host of Royally Obsessed, a podcast for anyone who loves the royals, I got to participate in the series and share my perspective on exactly why Diana was so influential and also a trailblazer we can continue to look up to decades after she first appeared on the royal stage.
So, what can you expect from the show? Together, all six parts offer a deep dive into Diana’s strengths and flaws—complete with rare archival footage—presenting her as a compelling and complicated person who was “an aristocratic rebel, fashion icon, humanitarian hero, hopeless romantic and dedicated mother.” But, as the series follows her journey from a young girl growing up in Norfolk to Di-Mania to her legacy as the “People’s Princess” who forever changed the monarchy, you’ll see how Diana’s story is actually much more complex and impactful than history has previously let on.
Now, the important stuff: How can you watch? Tune in to CNN on October 10 (tonight!) at 9 p.m. ET to catch the first episode. (The next five episodes will air on the Sunday nights that follow.)
The season of Diana? Between this and the upcoming release of Spencer, I’d say so.