Netflix’s Bob Ross Documentary to Tell Painter’s ‘Shocking and Untold Story’
Bob Ross – the late curly-haired painter and host of the educational art program that transformed the genre in 1983 The joy of painting – captivated audiences worldwide for its peaceful approach to painting and its legacy of feel-good phrases, including “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents” and “the joy of painting, these are the friends you make along the way ”.
Now, highlighting Ross’s immeasurable influence on culture today, Netflix is releasing a documentary that will delve into the famous painter’s “shocking and untold story” in the life of the famous painter, titled Bob Ross: Happy accidents, betrayal and greed.
Directed by Joshua Rofé, the documentary will unveil “a sinister story around his name and the empire that has been built over him, hijacked by once trusted partners, whose slow betrayal of him has continued beyond of his death in 1995, “according to the film’s synopsis.
As well as covering the peaks of Ross’s career, the film will also explore the legal battles for control of the Bob Ross Empire that involved his business partners Annette and Walt Kowalski.
“With a great appreciation for nature and a kind, gentle demeanor, Bob Ross encouraged everyone he met to embrace their creativity and believe in themselves, becoming a cultural phenomenon along the way,” continues the synopsis.
“The man who said there were no mistakes – just happy accidents – has brought pure happiness to the world for decades. Beyond iconic hair, soothing vocals and nostalgic paintings lurks a mystery that many have not yet discovered.
Bob Ross: happy accidents, betrayal and greed premieres on Netflix on August 25.
Elsewhere on the streamer, Netflix shared a first look at Strange things season four.