'Fireball,' a new documentary from Werner Herzog, to premiere on Apple TV+

Werner Herzog Fireball Apple Tv
Werner Herzog Fireball Apple Tv (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has landed the new documentary "Fireball".
  • The film is directed by Werner Herzog and professor Clive Oppenheimer.
  • "Fireball" focused on how shooting stars have shaped our imagination.

Apple has announced in a press release on the Apple TV+ Press website that it has partnered with Werner Herzog and professor Clive Oppenheimer on "Fireball," a new documentary that will premiere globally.

"Fireball" will take the audience on a journey to understand how shooting stars and other major events in the cosmos have shaped the human imagination for centuries.

Following their Academy Award-nominated work on "Encounters at the End of the World" and Emmy-nominated "Into the Inferno," Herzog and Oppenheimer's new film "Fireball" takes viewers on an extraordinary journey to discover how shooting stars, meteorites and deep impacts have focused the human imagination on other realms and worlds, and on our past and our future.

072420 Apple New Original Documentary Fireball Image

072420 Apple New Original Documentary Fireball Image (Image credit: Apple)

The film is produced by Spring Films, which has netted Emmy, BAFTA, and Peabody awards.

"Fireball" is a Werner Herzog Film production and hails from the Oscar nominated, nine-time Emmy-nominated, BAFTA, Emmy, Peabody, Grierson and RTS Award-winning production company Spring Films. The film is produced by André Singer and Lucki Stipetić, executive produced by Richard Melman, and made with the help and support of Sandbox Films.

"Fireball" is one of the many documentaries to hit Apple TV+ including "Boys State," "Visible: Out On Television," and "The Elephant Queen."

The film will join an award-winning and critically hailed slate of Apple Original documentaries, including the soon-to-premiere 2020 Sundance US Grand Jury Prize award-winning documentary "Boys State"; Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award-winning and Critics' Choice Documentary Award-nominated film "The Elephant Queen"; "Beastie Boys Story," which has been hailed as a "moving and generous elegy" by the New York Times; and docuseries "Visible: Out On Television," noted as "perhaps the greatest TV accomplishment of 2020 thus far…" by The Hollywood Reporter.

Apple has not yet announced when the film will begin streaming on its service.

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