Apple partners with Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer on new original documentary ‘Fireball’

Apple today announced “Fireball,” an original feature documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog and professor Clive Oppenheimer. “Fireball” will join the Apple Original film slate and will premiere around the world, in over 100 countries, on Apple TV+.

“Fireball” is directed by Werner Herzog (pictured) and Clive Oppenheimer.
“Fireball” is directed by Werner Herzog (pictured) and Clive Oppenheimer.

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.

Professor Clive Oppenheimer directs “Fireball” alongside Werner Herzog.
Professor Clive Oppenheimer directs “Fireball” alongside Werner Herzog.

“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.

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 TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.

MacDailyNews Take: Herzog is a genius. We’re glad to see him working with Apple. If you haven’t seen his underrated Incident at Loch Ness, check it out!


  1. I’ve cancelled Hollywood, cancelled the NFL, cancelled MLB, cancelled the NBA, cancelled Nike, cancelled mainstream media …. all of it. And several other hating retailers. Do not use any MS shit products either. Just learn to live without all of them, don’t need to take insults from all these folks any longer. They are sickening, maleducated, infantile, spoiled and ungrateful institutions. Fk’em. And Apple is a moth that is getting near the flame.

    1. There’s so much woke garbage everywhere since the adopted football player with major white privilege got the leftists in blackmail frenzy mode. If you don’t worship the Marxists your company is pilloried or worse. I’ve cut way back on what I watch and where I spend my money. May not make a difference but I’m not really missing anything.

      1. The worst Marxists are fake Capitalists, you know, corporations and Wall St. banks that need and expect a stimulus, a bailout, or a monetary incentive from big gub’mnt to open up some assembly line somewhere, otherwise they move overseas. Whiners, grifters, and moochers. Of course, millionaires in Congress are fundamentally complicit; does not matter which party.

  2. I think we’ve all taken a hard look at what “essential” means as result of what’s been happening in the last few months (not just b/c of the V).

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