London – Britain’s Prince Harry is working with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey on a new television series on mental health for technology giant Apple, the royal family said on Wednesday.
Harry and Winfrey are “partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020,” Kensington Palace said.
“The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive,” it said.
It said Harry’s participation in the series reflects his “long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health.”
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” Harry, 34, said in a statement via his official Instagram account.
“Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places,” he added.
“I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”
Apple unveiled an online video streaming service last month, in its latest bid for a share of the lucrative market dominated by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
It said the service, set for launch this autumn, will feature “the world’s most creative storytellers,” including exclusive programming from Winfrey and director Steven Spielberg.