Picture dated 14 November 1992 of Diana, PrincessThere seems to be no end to public fascination with Princess Diana. Case in point? Her life and legacy will be the subject of a new four-part documentary from ABC and People magazine.

Viewers will get a mix of archival footage as well as interviews with both those close to her and experts on her life, THR reports. The special will consist of four hours airing over two nights in late August. Not coincidentally, the timing matches up with the 20th anniversary of her death.

Born Diana Spencer and later nicknamed "the People's Princess," she became a media darling and cultural icon when she married Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, in 1981. Their relationship's highs and lows captivated the public, from the births of their sons -- Princes William and Harry -- to their high-profile divorce in 1996. Tragically, she died on Aug. 31, 1997 after she was injured in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi.

While the project will be feeding what People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle describes as an "insatiable" interest in Princess Diana, it also looks to pay tribute to her memory. Clearly, Elton John was right when he sang at her funeral, "Your candle's burned out long before your legend ever will."

[via: THR]