The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds will feature exclusive interviews and studio outtakes in addition to archival footage with the creators, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston in addition to David Marks, who left the Beach Boys before the album’s recording of the record.
The album observed its 50th anniversary with a tour where Wilson played the LP completely, as well as a huge deluxe reissue in 2016. The 40th anniversary edition of Pet Sounds contained its own “making of” documentary.
This really is not the first time Showtime has honed its spotlight on a Beach Boys classic: In 2004, the film channel aired Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile, which focused on the group’s then, unreleased Pet Sounds follow up Smile. Wilson was followed by that movie as he embarked on a tour where he performed the entire record in addition to re-recorded the album for 2004’s Brian Wilson Presents Smile.