Disney+ has released a two-minute trailer for The Beatles: Get Back, the much-anticipated limited docuseries from Peter Jackson chronicling the recording of one of The Beatles’ final albums, and set to air on the streamer in November.
The sneak peek not only provides a closer look at the never-before-seen archive that Jackson and team spent more than two years restoring, but also a glimpse into the challenges the iconic group was facing in the midst of recording the album that came to be known as Let It Be, and filming a documentary with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg at the same time.
The series, created out of more than 60 hours of previously unseen footage and more than 150 hours of unheard audio culled from the 1969 studio sessions in which the band workshopped material for its final two albums (Abbey Road and Let It Be), will air over three, two-hour episodes on November 25, 26 and 27. As seen in the trailer, the band members were facing considerable pressure as they attempted to write, rehearse and record 14 new songs, and prepare for their first live concert in several years — all under the watch of Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary crew.
While Lindsay-Hogg’s subsequent film, Let It Be (1970), was seen as highlighting the chaotic and occasionally fractious moments that took place during filming, Jackson has said of the footage: “In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines.
“The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia — it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”
The docuseries is produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen and Jonathan Clyde, with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones and Ken Kamins serving as executive producers.
See the trailer for The Beatles: Get Back below: