New Apple TV+ documentary inspired by ‘Dear Apple’ spots to premiere June 5

The upcoming Apple TV+ documentary titled “Dear…” will be making its global debut on the Apple TV+ streaming platform on Friday, June 5, the Cupertino tech giant officially revealed yesterday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The complete ten-episode first season will release for binge-watching June 5.

The upcoming documentary series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and many others.

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Apple previously said that “Dear…” would be executive produced by Emmy Award and Peabody Award winner R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue”). The company vaguely said the docuseries would premiere “this spring” on Apple TV+, but now we have a specific launch date.

Here’s how the official press release describes “Dear…”:

Inspired by Apple’s groundbreaking ‘Dear Apple’ spots, ‘Dear…’ takes an inventive and cinematic approach to biographies of the most iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work.

“Dear Apple” is an Apple-produced series of spots featuring letters to Apple CEO Tim Cook from fans who go on to describe how products like Apple Watch changed their lives.

Here’s one such spot from two years ago promoting Apple Watch Series 3.

“Every day, people reach out to Apple to say how Apple Watch is helping them live healthier lives,” reads the video’s description. “So we decided to reach out to some of them.”

As this show is months away, the blurb and poster artwork were unavailable at post time.

Matador Content produces “Dear…” for the iPhone maker. The documentary is being executive produced by Cutler alongside Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha and Lyle Gamm.

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