The official Instagram account of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex has revealed that UK’s Prince Harry, in partnership with Oprah Winfrey, will co-create and executive produce a new mental health documentary for Apple’s upcoming video-streaming service.
The project is currently untitled and shouldn’t bee confused with “Toxic Labor,” an Oprah-produced documentary series that will deal with sexual harassment in the workplace.
From the Instagram announcement:
We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform.
The multi-part docu 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.”
Prince Harry was quoted as saying:
I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. 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.
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.
Dubbed Apple TV+, Apple’s video-streaming product will sport the company’s original programming. The service will launch later this fall, but pricing is currently unknown.
We’ve yet to see any content samples. The Cupertino giant has said that it will be bringing the TV app to macOS, presumably to allow Mac owners to watch these shows on their computer.