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Apple TV+ orders bio docuseries “Dear…” from exec producer R.J. Cutler

Global tech and media giant Apple has commissioned biographical docuseries Dear… from Emmy and Peabody Award-winner R.J. Cutler and Los Angeles-based Matador Content for its subscription streaming service, Apple TV+. The ...
January 20, 2020

Global tech and media giant Apple has commissioned biographical docuseries Dear… from Emmy and Peabody Award-winner R.J. Cutler and Los Angeles-based Matador Content for its subscription streaming service, Apple TV+.

The 10-episode docuseries, inspired by Apple’s Dear Apple spots, will take an “inventive and cinematic approach” to biographies of today’s most iconic figures by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work.

Famous faces profiled throughout the series will include Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird among others.

Dear… was announced as part of Apple’s first-ever Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The series is executive produced by Cutler, Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha and Lyle Gamm.

Dear… will debut across the Apple TV+ streaming service on June 5.

The streaming service most recently acquired Spike Jonze’s Beastie Boys Story, a feature-length documentary about seminal hip hop group The Beastie Boys. The film is set to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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