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You don’t need to predict the future to know that HBO Max is releasing a documentary about the infamous television psychic Miss Cleo. The streamer announced the news on Dec. 1 by dropping the trailer for “Call Me Miss Cleo,” an “eye-opening film” produced by Gunpowder & Sky that chronicles the “rise, fall, and reinvention” of the controversial and revered ’90s figure.
For those not familiar, Miss Cleo, born Youree Dell Harris, made a name for herself back in the ’90s for her larger-than-life persona and thick Jamaican accent while working for the Psychic Readers Network, a popular phone hotline that later came under fire for its alleged deceptive practices. Miss Cleo garnered a nationwide cult following, and the upcoming documentary will ultimately peel back the truth behind the “ever-enigmatic woman who took TV by storm, only to abruptly disappear from public consciousness.”
“Miss Cleo was such an iconic figure to fans and believers nationwide, but her story behind the camera remained an enigma,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement. Joanna Zwickel, senior vice president of documentary features and series for Gunpowder & Sky, added, “‘Call Me Miss Cleo’ takes a close look at the story behind the iconic infomercials and unravels the fraud investigations that ensued. We are thrilled to be working with HBO Max on this film that will introduce the real Miss Cleo to the world.”
According to HBO Max, the documentary — directed by Jennifer Brea and Celia Aniskovich — will feature testimonials from people closest to Miss Cleo, as well as actors like Raven-Symoné (known for playing her psychic character on Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven”) and Debra Wilson. Read ahead for everything else we know about “Call Me Miss Cleo.”
“Call Me Miss Cleo” Trailer
“Call Me Miss Cleo” Release Date
The documentary will stream on HBO Max on Dec. 15.
“Call Me Miss Cleo” Poster
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