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Apple has today announced the launch of a new true crime podcast and Apple TV+ show titled "The Line" (via Variety).


The Line encompasses two independent non-fiction series about the same subject, including a six-part non-fiction podcast and a four-part limited documentary series on Apple TV+.

The multi-media series is set to expose "previously untold aspects" about the story of former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was charged in 2018 with committing war crimes in Iraq, before being acquitted on all but one minor count and being given a presidential pardon. The series will examine the complicated realities involved with fighting a decades-long war and look at counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East.

The podcast series is hosted by Dan Taberski and features one-on-one interviews with Gallagher himself, as well as with more than 50 current and former special operators in the military. The Apple TV+ series will expand on the content of the podcast with "never-before-seen-footage."

The first two episodes of The Line podcast are available now, while the separate Apple TV+ series will premiere later this fall. The following four podcast episodes will premiere weekly each Tuesday until May 4.

Apple has launched podcasts to accompany the Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind" and "Oprah's Book Club," but this is the first independent podcast series linked to an Apple TV+ show from the company. Apple has ramped up its podcast production output over the past year, and is rumored to be working on a podcast streaming subscription service to better compete with Spotify.

Article Link: Apple Launches True Crime Podcast and Apple TV+ Series 'The Line'
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macrumors 65816
Oct 3, 2015
This looks awesome. Can’t wait to see it!! I do wish that ATV+ would do longer series though. I find myself loving most of the content, but then I get sad knowing I have to wait an entire year for another like 6 episodes for season 2. (If it does get renewed... *cough Defending Jacob*...)
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macrumors regular
Dec 17, 2018
I wasn't there, so I can't comment on that situation, but that was definitely some bad business. I will say this though, the podcast sounds interesting, and there's no group of people on the planet I respect more than the U.S. Navy SEALs.
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macrumors 6502a
Mar 31, 2017
I am very hyped for this! I love true crime!! And with Apple's quality track record with TV+, this is going to be something great!


macrumors 604
Jun 24, 2010
Whenever I go on Netflix there’s a new serial killer series. They should change the name of their platform to Killflix.
Nothing wrong with that. I mainly watched Netflix for their serial killers documentaries anyway. ?
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macrumors 65816
May 31, 2020
Nothing wrong with that. I mainly watched Netflix for their serial killers documentaries anyway. ?

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Seeiously I bet some tech bro douche has had the idea. Probably already asking A16Z and Sequioa for investment. These people have been making money from so much illegal stuff.
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