Featuring interviews with members of Queen, the 90-minute documentary will focus on the time leading up to his death. It will also feature the 1992 tribute concert at Wembley dedicated to him.
The film marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic singer's death, caused by complications from AIDS.
The documentary features new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor. Mercury’s sister Kashmira Bulsara, his friends Anita Dobson and David Wigg and his PA, Peter Freestone also feature.
There will also be interviews with performers at his tribute concert including, Gary Cherone (Extreme), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Lisa Stansfield, and Paul Young, as well as the concert’s promoter, Harvey Goldsmith.
The BBC stated that the film also “hears from those who saw the impact of HIV/Aids first hand, either as medical practitioners, survivors, or human rights campaigners”.
James Rogan will serve as director. Production comes from Dan Hall, with Mark Hedgecoe, Soleta Rogan and Simon Lupton serving as executive producers.
Rogan said: “Making Freddie Mercury: The Final Act has been an extraordinary journey into the final chapter of one of rock music’s greatest icons. Working with Queen and getting to see behind the scenes of some of their greatest performances and the legendary Freddie Mercury tribute concert was a rare privilege.
“Equally important was speaking to the people who had lived through the eye of the storm of the global pandemic of HIV/Aids, with all its resonances with Covid today. Freddie’s death and the tribute that Queen organised for him helped to change global awareness of this terrible disease at a critical time.”
In addition to “Freddie: The Final Act,” BBC Two will also show 'Queen at the BBC'. This one-hour special, features some of the Queen's best moments on the BBC over the years.