Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey Are Teaming Up for a New Series on Apple TV+
Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up for a good cause. The British royal and the media mogul announced on Wednesday, April 10, that they’re co-creating a series of documentaries on mental health for Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+.
“I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities, and a purpose-driven self,” Harry wrote on his and Duchess Meghan Markle’s new Sussex Royal Instagram account.
“It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science, and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times,” Harry continued. “Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive — sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”
Winfrey took to the comments to share her excitement as well. “Delighted to be partnering with you,” she wrote. “Hope we shed a lot of light. And change some lives!”
According to the Sussex Royal official statement, Winfrey and Prince Harry have been developing the series for several months. “The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive,” the statement reads. The pair will serve as co-creators and executive producers.
Harry has made mental health initiatives a key part of his work in the royal family, and has also been candid about his own mental health struggles, particularly in the aftermath of his mother’s death.
Apple previously revealed that they have several projects in the works with Winfrey for their upcoming streaming service, Apple TV+, which is set to launch in the fall of 2019.
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