Apple TV+ has ordered up a two-part Oprah Winfrey biographical documentary. Academy Award-winner Kevin 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 biographical doc Whitney.
Winfrey was known to be a fan of that film, having tweeted at Erspamer back in 2018 calling the movie “fearless.” Winfrey and Erspamer also have a long-standing relationship from when the latter produced The Oprah Winfrey Show for a decade between 1999 and 2009.
The project joins a growing list of unscripted shows Apple is working on with Winfrey’s Harpo after the two companies inked a multi-year deal back in 2018.
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MacDailyNews Take: Oprah Winfrey productions that are currently streaming on Apple TV+ include The Oprah Conversation, Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah Talks COVID-19.