Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ show "could save lives" according to Prince Harry

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What you need to know

  • Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ show will be exclusive.
  • It's a documentary series.
  • Prince Harry is also working on the series.

It isn't often that Prince Harry, or The Duke of Sussex as his grandmother likes to call him, appears in a headline relating to Apple. But here he is, and it all sounds pretty great with Harry said to be working on Oprah Winfrey's new Apple TV+ show.

In a report in The Telegraph we learn that Prince Harry is particularly focussed on mental health right now. And as part of that focus he's working with Oprah Winfrey on a new documentary series. In fact, he's co-creator and co-executive producer of it.

The thing that is occupying much of Prince Harry's headspace right now is mental health. His own, of course, but also everybody else's, and how much better life is when you look after it. It is the narrative that runs through absolutely everything he does, a subject he is so passionate about that he is currently working on a groundbreaking new documentary series on it with Oprah Winfrey, details of which the Telegraph is able to reveal today.The series will focus on breaking down the stigma and shame surrounding mental illness – showing examples of the "human spirit fighting back from the darkest places," as the Duke puts it. Alongside Oprah, he is co-creator and co-executive producer on the venture, which will launch on the new Apple TV+ streaming service next year.

But more important than the Prince's involvement is the fact that he believes the show could save lives thanks of its focus on fact-based research.

It is a matter of great importance to the Duke that he gets this right – that the series is meticulously researched and based in fact and evidence, as well as being human and relatable, too. "When I did your podcast two years ago," he tells me, "the response made me realise what an impact sharing my story could have, and what an impact other stories can have for so many who are suffering silently. If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes."

Oprah Winfrey announced her Apple TV documentary series earlier this year, although it isn't known when it will air. Apple TV+ will go live on November 1st in more than 100 countries. It'll cost $4.99 per month with a free one-year subscription available to anyone who buys a new Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.