Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry Are Teaming Up to Create a TV Show About Mental Health
Meghan Markle may have walked away from her television career, but her hubby, Prince Harry, is just getting started on his. No, he’s not becoming an actor, but he has been working hard on a new television series that will air on the Apple TV platform in 2020.
It all started when Harry was having a conversation with Oprah, the queen of daytime television. She asked Harry what he thought the most important issues were in the world. Oprah says he told her there were two issues. “He said climate change and he said mental wellness, mental fitness, mental health.”
That’s when Oprah told the prince about a new series she was working on about mental health. Harry was clearly interested in getting involved. Oprah recalls him saying, “If there is anything I can do to help…”
She took him up on the offer and the two have been collaborating via private meetings in London. Harry is a co-creator and producer of the new show.
We don’t know details about the show yet, but according to a statement released via Harry and Meghan’s new Instagram account, we do know that it’s a documentary.
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.
Harry has been a long time advocate for mental health. Along with his brother, Prince William, he spearheaded the Heads Together campaign which helps raise awareness about mental illness and attempts to eliminate the stigma attached to it. It also helps support people suffering from mental illness and charities who help them.
Prince Harry is very excited and hopeful about the new series and his collaboration with Oprah. He said, “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, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better.”
For more about this new series, watch the video below.
Does it surprise you that Prince Harry is producing a documentary with Oprah? Will you watch it?