Apple TV+ has been the go-to spot (mostly) for Peanuts-related content for some time. That includes new entries in the long-running property. And now there’s a documentary coming down the line that takes a look behind the scenes.
Apple TV+ announced today that a new documentary called Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is premiering on June 25, 2021. It’s all about celebration, focusing on the creation of the beloved characters from Peanuts. What’s more, the documentary will also take a look at the creator of the series, Charles M. Schulz.
The upcoming documentary will be narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave). It’s being produced via a partnership with Imagine Documentaries (from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard) and WildBrain. The feature will showcase interviews with Billie Jean King, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Drew Barrymore, Jean Schulz, and others.
From today’s announcement:
Honoring the ‘everyman’ creator, Charles ‘Sparky’ Schulz, ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ celebrates the significance and global multi-generational popularity of the comic strip and its timeless artistry and design to profile the man whose simple characters would touch the lives of millions through the decades and become beloved cultural icons. Featuring interviews with Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles Schulz, along with Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King, Paul Feig, Ira Glass, Noah Schnapp, Miya Cech, Keith L. Williams, Chip Kidd, Lynn Johnston, Robb Armstrong and more, the documentary interweaves a new animated story that follows Charlie Brown on a quest to discover himself.
You can check out the official trailer for the upcoming documentary above.
Are you going to check out Who Are You, Charlie Brown? later this month?