BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will exclusively premiere 63 Up this March, the latest installment in the Up series from the late acclaimed filmmaker Michael Apted.
The critically acclaimed 7 Up documentary-anthology series began in 1964 and featured children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future.
The follow-up films, released every seven years, have won multiple awards. Spanning over six decades, the films have documented the group as they became adults and entered middle-age, and now, as the group reaches retirement age, the film is back to discover what they are doing.
The film, premiering March 9, was directed by Emmy-nominated, DGA- and BAFTA-winning Apted (pictured; The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorky Park, The World is Not Enough, Amazing Grace), who passed away on January 7.
“Michael Apted brought one of the most astonishing and innovative documentary series into our homes and hearts. We are honoured to be the exclusive home to the entire Up series and to offer Michael’s last installment of this important feat in storytelling on BritBox,” said Emily Powers, head of BritBox North America.
The entire Up series (7 Up, 7 + 7 Up, 21 Up, 28 Up, 35 Up, 42 Up, 49 Up, 56 Up and, now, 63 Up) as well as a documentary about the impact of the Up Series, 7 Up and Me, are available now on BritBox.