Roughly, a year after stepping down as a senior member of the Royal family and two months after his bombshell interview with Oprah, the Duke of Sussex is trading his title of Prince for producer— with a multi-part docuseries focusing on mental health.
“The Me You Cant See” will be co-created and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry and will focus on emotional wellbeing, through the lens of the ex-Royal’s experiences.
The pair will, “guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional wellbeing while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles,” according to Apple TV’s announcement.
“The Me You Can’t See” has several notable directors and producers on the roster. The series is directed and executive produced by Emmy Award and Spirit Award nominee Dawn Porter along with Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award-winning Asif Kapadia.
The series hopes to destigmatize discussion around emotional wellbeing by partnering with 14 accredited mental health experts and organisations alongside high-profile celebrity interviews, discussing their personal struggles. It will include appearances by “Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Phoenix Suns’ Langston Galloway, mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, Olympic boxer Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs, celebrity chef Rashad Armstead” among others, credits Apple TV+.
“We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences. But our shared experience is that we are all human,” said Prince Harry. “The last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty.”
“Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty,” said Oprah in a statement.
You can stream “The Me You Can’t See” exclusively through Apple TV+ from May 21st. It will be available alongside “The Oprah Conversation,” “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club.”