Watch: Werner Herzog looks to the skies in Apple TV+ film Fireball
James R | On 27, Jul 2020
“Throughout history, meteorites have captivated human imagination.” That’s the sound of Werner Herzog waxing lyrical about the chunks of rock that drop to the Earth from the heavens in Fireball, his new Apple TV+ documentary.
Co-directed with Clive Oppenheimer, with whom he worked on Netflix documentary Into the Inferno, Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds explores how meteorites have impacted our planet’s landscapes and cultures.
How have they focused the human imagination on other realms and worlds, and on our past and our future? Find out on Fridy 13th November, when the film premieres on Apple TV+. Here’s the trailer:
Fireball: Apple TV+ partners with Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer on documentary
27th July 2020
Apple TV+ is teaming up with Werner Herzog and professor Clive Oppenheimer for Fireball, a new documentary.
Following their Academy Award-nominated work on Encounters at the End of the World and Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Into the Inferno, Herzog and Oppenheimer’s new film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey to discover how shooting stars, meteorites and deep impacts have focused the human imagination on other realms and worlds, and on our past and our future.
Fireball is a Werner Herzog Film production and hails from the Oscar nominated, nine-time Emmy-nominated, BAFTA, Emmy, Peabody, Grierson and RTS Award-winning production company Spring Films. The film is produced by André Singer and Lucki Stipetić, executive produced by Richard Melman, and made with the help and support of Sandbox Films.
The film will join a growing slate of Apple Original documentaries, including the soon-to-premiere 2020 Sundance US Grand Jury Prize award-winning documentary Boys State, Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award-winning and Critics’ Choice Documentary Award-nominated film The Elephant Queen, Beastie Boys Story, and docuseries Visible: Out On Television.