The Me You Can’t See: Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry team up for Apple TV+ series
James R | On 15, May 2021
While Prince Harry has been making news headlines this week for an honest interview on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, the more important news involving the Duke of Sussex is that he’s teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for a new series admirably focusing on mental health.
The Me You Can’t See is a documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, featuring illuminating stories that help lift the veil on questions of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
In The Me You Can’t See, Oprah and Harry guide honest discussions while opening up about their own mental health journeys and struggles. Guests participating include Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Phoenix Suns’ Langston Galloway (formerly of the Detroit Pistons), mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, Olympic boxer Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs annd celebrity chef Rashad Armstead, as well as a wide range of people from across the globe.
The series aims to destigmatise a highly misunderstood subject and demonstrate to viewers they are not alone. The producers partnered with 14 experts and organisations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.
“Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty,” said Oprah Winfrey. “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”
“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 majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss or grief, which feels – and is – very personal. Yet 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.”
The Me You Can’t See is also executive produced by Harpo Productions’ Terry Wood and Catherine Cyr, along with RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, and Alex Browne serving as showrunner. It is directed and executive produced by Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army), and Asif Kapadia (Amy). The series is produced by Jen Isaacson and Nell Constantinople.
The series premieres on Apple TV+ on 21st May.