EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey is getting the biographical documentary remedy after Apple TV+ ordered a two-parter specializing in the billionaire multi-hyphenate.
Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the undertaking. The pair beforehand made Whitney Houston biographical doc Whitney.
Winfrey was recognized to be a fan of that movie, having tweeted at Erspamer again in 2018 calling the film “fearless”. Winfrey and Erspamer even have a long-standing relationship from when the latter produced The Oprah Winfrey Show for a decade between 1999 and 2009.
The new doc will chronicle 25 years of American historical past via the lens of 1 show and one girl who rose from humble roots to turn into a globally well-known discuss show host, producer, actress and philanthropist. MacDonald is directing the two-parter, Emmy nominee Rolake Bamgbose is serving as showrunner.
The undertaking joins a rising checklist of unscripted exhibits Apple is engaged on with Winfrey’s Harpo after the 2 firms inked a multi-year deal again in 2018. They embrace The Oprah Conversation, Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah Talks COVID-19, that are all at present streaming.