Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Include Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams From Game of Thrones

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have announced via Twitter that they are filming for Apple Music's upcoming Carpool Karaoke: The Series. The two revealed their involvement with Apple's new television series while they were at South by Southwest to discuss Game of Thrones.


    Carpool Karaoke: The Series will feature 16 celebrity pairings "riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists" and "surprise fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over." Other than the newly announced Game of Thrones stars, the show will include James Corden, Will Smith, Billy Eichner, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, John Cena, Shaquille O'Neal, and more.

    Over the course of 16 half-hour episodes, Apple hopes that the show will drive interest and new subscribers to its Apple Music streaming service with original content they can't find anywhere else. In addition, Apple is also working on Dr. Dre's Vital Signs and the reality competition show Planet of the Apps, which recently launched its first trailer.

    Article Link: Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Include Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams From Game of Thrones
  2. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    This is definitely more important than new Mac's. :rolleyes:
  3. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Over the course of 16 half-hour episodes, the show will drive interest anywhere else.
  4. simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    I love those two actresses but of what interest is Carpool Karaoke with non-singers?

    Or perhaps even with singers?
  5. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    When I read of people defending Apple's decision to ignore or cut "niche" products like the Mac Pro or Aperture, then read an article about this sort of thing, I feel a bit put off of Apple. Then when I see what Siri is like compared to the other AI assistants I've been trying, and think of how much further along Siri should have been by now, I feel a bit sick.

    It's not that I have anything against Carpool Karaoke, but I don't see how Apple puts the money into something this kooky and let so many promising, pertinent aspects of their business wither away.
  6. itsmilo, Mar 13, 2017
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    itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    I cannot wait to hear which of their biggest hits they are going to sing. Oh wait!

    This should have come out last fall. Now it is already "old news". Way to stay on top of the youth Apple. Not
  7. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    If it was that "old" of news, current stars wouldn't waste their time with it.

    This show has zero interest from me, but I feel like it will end up doing well and grab interest from a lot of people. If so many reality shows like the Voice or X factor or American Idol or whatever other ridiculous ones that are the same thing every season have had the success they have/had then I don't see why this fad won't last longer.
  8. M2M macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2009
  9. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    It makes me a little crazy. You have the resources to do both. If you're going to do this, do both. Most guys I know who used mac pros now have hackintoshs. That's money Apple left on the table trying to get $10 a month through a James Corden tv show.
  10. WBRacing, Mar 13, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017

    WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
    This sort of news just reminds me that Apple has become a company that is no longer interested in getting my business.
  11. niun macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2015
    Funny... This is the kind of exclusive original content that'll have me ditching Apple Music in a heartbeat.
  12. Tha_Real_Tim_Cook macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2016
    Haha Apple had its priority all wrong. I stopped waiting for the new Mac Pro (if apple will ever release one). Built myself a hackintosh, more powerful than any 'computer' apple makes these days and a lot cheaper. Love my new hackintosh
  13. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    Apple has become a joke to appeal to kiddies instead of pro users.
  14. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    That's a very Stark announcement.

    I remain non-plussed by this whole 'let's make content' direction from Apple. It feels far too little, far too late, and far too much of a distration from their existing business and product categories, much of which seems to be suffering a serious case of neglect.

    I'm boring myself repeating everyone else, but Apple, seriously, please just make some great computers again. It doesn't have to instead of this stuff, sure, but at least as well as...!?
  15. 1applerules1 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2015
    Would couldn't this be a second futuristic American civil war drama or something? Why karaoke? :(:(
  16. leroypants Suspended

    Jul 17, 2010

    Exclusives like that will be found On YouTube, torrent sites and all over the Internet for anyone who want to watch something that sounds awful.
  17. B.K. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2014
    Apple is just paying these stars. My guess is they are doing it for their bank accounts. They likely could care less about the show itself.
    The problem is this concept is already old, it's been done before. New faces aren't going to make it any more interesting. Most people want "original" content, not rehashed versions of shows people have already seen.
  18. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Why? You're not forced to watch it.
  19. ryanflanders256 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2006
    Why all the negative comments? Apple is going into the car business, and they're already in the music business.

    Carpool Karaoke lets Apple promote two things at once. And it's fun. Have you seen any of the original episodes?

    I like the Red Hot Chili Peppers episode the best.

  20. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    What happened to "Pro" machines? He probably forgot about it.
  21. miniyou64 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm not even trying to be that guy because I'm personally genuinely looking forward to Planet of the Apps, but is anyone actually even interested in Carpool Kareoke? Like are there any kinds of fans if this besides the casual "yeah ok its something to watch" crowd?
  22. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    Tyrion didn't took Samsa's virginity when they married. What a fool!
  23. FactVsOpinion macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2012
    This is for selling an entertainment service, not for selling pro tools.
  24. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    If they didn't spend all this time on watchbands ... er, I mean, Karaoke appearances then we'd have the next season of GoT faster!

    (am I doing it right?)
  25. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    From a marketing standpoint, the longer this takes to air, the worse it'll do. Car karaoke was a quick-filmed, quick-shown, fun mini series that disappeared as fast as it showed up. Apple will miss the fad and interest of it keeps taking too long to make and release it.

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