Apple TV+ will celebrate the origins of the Peanuts characters and their creator, the late Charles M. Schulz (pictured), in the documentary special Who Are You, Charlie Brown? from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain
Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, the documentary includes interviews with friends, family, cartoonists and fans of the comic strip, including Jean Schulz (Charles’ widow), Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King and Noah Schnapp, among others.
Executive produced by Grazer and Howard, Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is also interwoven with a new animated story that follows Charlie Brown on a quest to discover himself.
Craig Schulz and Paige Braddock serve as EPs for Peanuts, with Michael Bonfiglio writing and directing.
The special premieres globally June 25.
Apple Original Films recently greenlit a documentary feature on Louis Armstrong from Imagine Documentaries, the non-scripted arm of Imagine Entertainment. The prodco is also producing an event docuseries for the streamer about the careers of iconic models Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.