Prince Harry teams with Oprah for Apple TV+ show

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The Duke of Sussex has frequently spoken out about mental health.
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Just when you think that Apple can’t get any bigger names for its TV+ service, it surprises you! Today, it was revealed that the U.K.’s Prince Harry, a.k.a the Duke of Sussex, has partnered with Oprah Winfrey for a new series.

Both parties are acting as co-creators and executive producers for a series on mental health. It will debut for Apple in 2020.

A post on Instagram reveals that:

“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.”

The Duke of Sussex has long been working to support mental health initiatives in the U.K.

“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” His Royal Highness said in a statement. “It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

It’s not clear whether Harry will appear on screen during the series, although this would seem a possibility. Along with brother William, Duke of Cambridge, Harry has made multiple television appearances to discuss this subject. No release date for the Apple TV+ series has been announced.

Apple’s original TV efforts

Apple announced that it had signed Oprah Winfrey to a deal in June last year. Oprah also appeared on stage at Apple’s March 25 “Show Time” event.

Apple’s original content is scheduled to debut this fall. The company has yet to reveal exactly what it will charge subscribers. You can check out the complete list of all shows Apple is working on here.