Apple today announced that “Visible: Out on Television,” a new documentary series, will join its growing slate of premium original series. The five-part television event from Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, and executive producers Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz, will debut in its entirety on February 14, 2020, exclusively on Apple TV+.
“Visible: Out on Television” investigates the importance of TV as an intimate medium that has shaped the American conscience, and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television. Combining archival footage with interviews with key players from the movement and the screen, the docuseries is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe. Each hour-long episode will explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry.
The docuseries features never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and dozens more.
“Visible: Out on Television” is directed and executive produced by Ryan White (“Ask Dr. Ruth,” “The Case Against 8,” “The Keepers”). Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes also serve as executive producers.
Source: Apple Inc.
MacDailyNews Take: You had us at Wanda Sykes. Which reminds us to keep hoping for Wanda to pop up on the 10th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (set to bow on HBO on January 19, 2020).