A second season of the documentary series Dear… will take a look at the lives and careers of more actors, musicians and athletes like Viola Davis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and 8 more. It was approved on Friday, and is set to premiere later in 2021 on Apple TV+.
Dear… takes an unusual approach to biographies by using letters written to the celebrities by ordinary people whose lives have been changed in some way through their work.
The episodes are unscripted and produced by Emmy and Peabody Award winner R.J. Cutler.
Season two will spotlight:
- Academy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and producer Viola Davis
- Multi-platinum recording artist, actress and producer Selena Gomez
- Two-time Academy Award-winning actor, producer, New York Times best-selling author and activist Jane Fonda
- Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay
- Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter
- Former Vogue creative director and journalist Andre Leon Talley
- Golden Globe and SAG Award winner, and Emmy Award-nominated actress Sandra Oh
- Renowned waterman Laird Hamilton
- The NBA’s all-time leading scorer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Don’t miss season one of Dear… on Apple TV+
The series was inspired by the Dear Apple spots in which customers read real letters sent to the company after the Apple Watch inspired them to lead healthier lives.
The complete first season of Dear…, featuring Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more, is now streaming on Apple TV+. The Cult of Mac review calls it “a timely reminder that we can do better.”
Watching the show requires a $4.99-per-month subscription to Apple’s streaming video service. There are other celebrity biopics already to be found there as well, including the recently released Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. And there’s one on the glory days of the Beastie Boys too.