#Roommates, celebrity documentaries are a regular occurrence for some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment, and Oprah Winfrey is joining the club. It has just been confirmed that a documentary on the life of Oprah Winfrey is currently in the works at Apple TV+.
@Deadline reports, Oprah Winfrey has interviewed and chronicled the lives of hundreds of celebrities during her lengthy career, but now it’s her turn to be the subject. A two-part documentary focusing on her life from the beginning of her journalism career, to her becoming a Black female billionaire, was recently ordered from streaming service Apple TV+.
The currently untitled documentary will journey 25 years of American history through the lens of Oprah Winfrey’s groundbreaking talk show, and how she rose from humble beginnings to become a globally famous talk show host, producer, actress and philanthropist. Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald will direct.
The project joins a growing list of unscripted shows Apple is working on with Oprah’s Harpo productions—after the two companies inked a multi-year deal back in 2018. They include “The Oprah Conversation,” “Oprah’s Book Club” and “Oprah Talks COVID-19,” which are all currently streaming.
MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner, Happy Street Entertainment, on the project. The pair previously made Whitney Houston’s biographical documentary “Whitney.” Oprah and Erspamer also have a long-standing relationship from when Erspamer produced “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for a decade between 1999 and 2009.
As the project is still in its early stages, no title or release date has been made available.
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