A documentary from Britain’s Prince Harry originally planned for release on Apple TV+ last year is now expected in the spring of 2021, a delay caused through a move to the U.S. ceasing official Royal Family duties, and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to AppleInsider.
In April 2019, it was announced that the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is working with Oprah Winfrey on a new series for Apple about mental health, set to air in 2020. The new series was announced on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account, which says:
“We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform.
“The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive.
“This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve.
“His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society.”https://www.instagram.com/p/BwEiIvzhD0J/
Royal insiders told the UK’s Sun there were multiple elements impacting the production of the show, including the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. A decision by Harry and wife Meghan to cease performing official duties for the Royal Family in March 2020 followed by a move to the U.S. has also played a part in delaying the project, according to AppleInsider.
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