Prince Harry and Oprah Partnering on Apple TV+ Documentary Due to Launch in 2020

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Britain's Prince Harry has revealed that he is working with Oprah Winfrey on a documentary series for Apple TV+ about mental health, due for launch sometime next year.


    The Prince, also known as the Duke of Sussex, announced the partnership on his official Instagram account. The multi-part series is being co-created and executive produced by the Prince and Winfrey and has already been in development for several months.
    Oprah appeared during Apple's services-focused March event, where she announced two documentaries coming to Apple TV+ that would focus on sexual harassment and mental health themes, but the host made no mention of the latter series' connection with royalty.

    Prince Harry has vigorously campaigned about mental health and spurred several initiatives in recent years to improve openness and support for sufferers. The Prince has also spoken candidly about his own personal experiences and struggles, particularly with regards to how the death of his mother, Princess Diana, affected both him and his brother, William.

    Apple TV+, coming this fall in over 100 countries, will be an ad-free, subscription based service, with Apple's original shows and movies available via Apple TV+ in the new Apple TV app.

    Article Link: Prince Harry and Oprah Partnering on Apple TV+ Documentary Due to Launch in 2020
  2. darkpaw macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    London, England
    ... which he was recently gifted by Instagram after they stole it from an existing user, whose username was changed to "_sussexroyal_" without his permission.
  3. jonplackett macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    I just can’t see apple making a TV show I want to watch.

    Would they have made Breaking Bad? Too much drugs and violence. Game of Thrones? Too much death and nudity. Handmaid’s Tale? Too political I’d guess.

    Everything I’ve seen so far just looks so wholesome and inoffensive.
  4. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I expect this project will garner some snark on this thread. But I hope it has some success dragging the subject matter into the current century and initiating a forward momentum on progress. I've seen so much suffering go improperly addressed because our system is really broken when it comes to getting people help they need.
  5. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  6. fullauto macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2012
    I’m all for anything that promotes and offers support and insight into dealing with, and enlightening others about mental health. Good use of the platform.
  7. tridley68 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2014
    This will surly be a huge bust for the young prince
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Lol, you say that like it's a bad thing.
  9. orbital~debris, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019

    orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    OK I’ll bite: what’s the story here (or are you trolling)?
  10. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2014
    National Capital Region
    Dude, I have never watched Oprah. I do not know what she says or does. I would not know if she speaks the truth or just tells "porkies", and always lies.

    But, dude, do you always tell the "truth"? And never lie? If so, you are blessed.
    [Dan, who was born in 1997, is a miracle of creation!/s]
  11. Classie macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2018
    Well... I’ll promise to watch at least one episode before making up my mind
  12. freddiebarnes macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2018
    I don’t know who, other than Boomers who give a hoot about Oprah. She peaked in the early 90s and it’s been all down hill from there.
  13. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
  14. headlessmike macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2017
    I’m waiting for the Foundation series based on Isaac Asimov’s books. Apple signed the rights for a mini series last August.
  15. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Wow I am as uninterested as i was when the media was having wall-to-wall coverage fawning over the Royal Wedding.

    Great curation, Apple team! I will be curating my schedule such that it doesn't include being subjected to this vapidness, on both my dime and time.
  16. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hmmm, a vanity project for Oprah where she is paid millions to just put her name on it...

    When can I sign up for this service? $10 a month would be a steal!
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cmon you gotta dig some of those whacky hats
  18. xalea macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2017
    What exactly is an Apple documentary on mental health going to accomplish? The greatest need for mental health services is for the homeless and those in poverty, on a local level. This is yet another "make me feel good about myself" kinda thing that serves no real purpose.
  19. Biu_miu macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2016
    It seems, mental health is all the rage in 2019- cancer awareness is out of the mainstream spotlight, let’s see, what will knock this one from throne in 5-8 years. I will therefore protect my mental health by avoiding lectures from old people celebrities on currently trending mainstream topics. Like, what credibility do these two randos have when it comes to this topic? Why would I listen to prince (?) and a chick, that adverised spanx and kitchen knifes. Wtf, it really, REALLY seems, that some one from Apple just Googled “Top 10 celebreties” and then called, asking if they will do some random TV special...
  20. ThisIsARealityCheck, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 10, 2019

    ThisIsARealityCheck macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2019
    All great shows you mentioned! But not all great shows feature that level of violence or sexual content. They aren’t a prerequisite for great storytelling, acting etc
  21. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
  22. WalterTizzano macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2014
    It is.great shows always have politics, sex, violence or a combination of the above. If you remove all the above you’ll end up with some thing that’s might appeal young children but will probably bore adults to death.
  23. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Everyone lies. You shouldn’t watch anything then.
  24. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    The market for G rated content is larger than the one for R rated.
  25. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    Lisbon, Portugal

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