Oprah's Life Story Is Being Told in a New Documentary

McKenzie Jean-Philippe
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From Oprah Magazine

  • Apple TV+ is creating a brand new biographical documentary about Oprah's life.

  • Split into two parts, the film will let us into the billionaire's life through 25 years of history of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

We're only a couple of weeks into 2021, but it looks like Oprah already has some exciting plans in the works.

On Thursday, January 14, Deadline first reported that Apple TV+ is working on a two-part biographical documentary about our very own Lady O. The doc will showcase the 25 year history of The Oprah Winfrey Show—which debuted in 1986— and how the groundbreaking series catapulted Oprah to fame and mogul status, in addition to how she changed the landscape of daytime talk shows. The documentary will be co-produced by Lisa Erspamer, who also produced The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1999 to 2009. It has no confirmed streaming date just yet, but check back here for updates in the coming months.

The film is apart of Oprah's multi-year Apple deal that was announced in 2018. Since then, we've seen series like Oprah's Book Club, Oprah Talks COVID-19, and the latest, The Oprah Conversation; the latter included a very special guest, Barack Obama. Earlier this month, it was also announced that the O of O had a new series streaming on Discovery+ called SuperSoul, a spinoff to her hit OWN program SuperSoul Sunday. Premiering on January 7, future guests will include Cicely Tyson, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Sharon Stone.

As OWN celebrates our 10th anniversary on-air, I continue to find personal inspiration from these in-depth conversations," Oprah said of SuperSoul. "My hope is that these interviews allow space for intriguing self-reflection as viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them."

Stay tuned to OprahMag.com for more details on the upcoming Oprah documentary.

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