There is another documentary series heading to Apple TV+, with the streaming service announcing today that Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming project will premiere later this month.
Confirmed today, Apple says the new project entitled The Me You Can’t See will premiere on Friday, May 21. The show will be hosted by both Winfrey and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. Both are also serving as executive producers. Apple’s announcement today says the docuseries will help life “the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being”. To help with that, a variety of different individuals will be interviewed for the series.
The Me You Can’t See will showcase legendary actor Glenn Close (Damages), Langston Galloway of the Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar Derozan, artist Lady Gaga, Olympic boxer Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs, the celebrity chef Rashad Armstead, and others.
From today’s announcement:
In ‘The Me You Can’t See,’ Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles. Featuring high-profile guests, alongside a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being, the series transcends culture, age, gender and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn that they are not alone. The producers partnered with 14 accredited and respected experts and organizations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.
Winfrey added to the announcement, saying it’s about time to remove the shame surrounding mental health:
Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty. Our series aims to spark that global conversation.
And, of course, Prince Harry commented as well.
We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences. But our shared experience is that we are all human,’ said Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. ‘The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss or grief, which feels – and is – very personal. Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty.
The series premieres in just over a week. Will you be checking it out?