Oprah may have talk show on Apple TV +; director of "The Lion King" will produce prehistoric documentary

O Apple TV + It still has a good few months before it reaches the hands of the public, but that does not mean that news related to Ma's original content platform future is slowing down quite the contrary. Let's go through the latest.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey on the Apple TV +

The American TV Queen is one of the Apple TV + medals, with an entire segment of the past March keynote dedicated to her projects on the Ma platform. Oprah aims to produce documentary series related to mental health and workplace harassment, but can have another card up your sleeve: one talk show commanded by her own.

The plan is not yet concrete: it is just a comment made by the presenter during an interview with Hollywood Reporter, in which Oprah stated that he would like to eventually use Apple's big platform to sit down and talk to celebrities, politicians and relevant figures at the time of the country and the world (now, this figure would be the pre-candidate US presidency). Pete Buttigieg).

Oprah is considered one of America's most skillful interviewers, with a unique talent for extracting valuable information from her interviewees without ever sounding inquisitive or hostile. However, since the end of “Oprah Winfrey Show”In 2011, the host stopped conducting interviews regularly.

In the interview to Hollywood Reporter, the host also talked about the balance between the content she creates for Apple and the management of her own TV channel, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). According to Oprah, Ma has a much larger audience platform and the ability to reverberate content much more forcefully, which makes Apple TV + the venue for many of its projects such as creating “the world's largest reading club”.

Prehistoric Planet

Meanwhile, as reported by the deadlineMa strengthens its documentary catalog with a name from the first Hollywood team: Jon Favreau, director (and actor) of two films from the Iron Man trilogy and the upcoming remake from "King Leo".

Jon FavreauImage: John Salangsang / BFA / REX / Shutterstock

Favreau, who is considered an expert in graphics and visual effects (he also directed the remake of “Mogli the Wolf Boy”), has partnered with BBC Studios' natural history division to produce the documentary series Prehistoric Planet, which will be displayed exclusively on Apple TV +.

The series, as its name suggests, use high doses of state-of-the-art computer graphics to illustrate the last days of dinosaurs on earth, some 66 million years ago. Favreau served as executive producer with Mike Gunton, while Tim Walker and Andrew R. Jones produced the episodes. There is no preview of debut yet.

“Peanuts in Space”

This we had already commented, but now more information has emerged: the Apple TV app receive in May the short “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10”starring in the dear Snoopy puppy class. This is the first result of Ma's partnership with DHX Media, a company that owns the rights of the characters created by Charles M. Schulz.

The short film, starring Ron Howard and Jeff Goldblum, described as a "kind of documentary" that investigating the possibility that Snoopy was once a top secret astronaut is actually a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission, which today is seen as a "rehearsal" for the moon landing months later. In that mission, NASA and the astronauts baptized Snoopy's lunar module, while the central module was called Charlie Brown.

Apparently, “Peanuts in Space” be released for free on the Apple TV app, just like the series “Carpool Karaoke”. Soon, new shorts starring Snoopy's gang should paint on Ma's platform.

via 9to5Mac; Cult of Mac: 1, 2