Original Beatles documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back”, is heading to Disney+ later this year, directed by the globally renowned film director, Peter Jackson. The show is the combined effort of The Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps Ltd and WingNut Films Productions Ltd, and will air from 25th-27th November exclusively on the channel.
Peter Jackson has reviewed a plethora of footage from The Beatles’ archives, spending three years restoring and editing the content for the much anticipated documentary. Each of the three episodes are expected to be around 2 hours in length. “The Beatles: Get Back” will contain intimate recording sessions from the iconic band, with unseen video and unheard audio captured in January 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
The story follows John, Paul, George and Ringo as they prepare for their first live show in over two years. It will feature The Beatles’ final ever performance as a band at London’s Savile Row, showcased for the first ever time in its entirety.
Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board at The Walt Disney Company, commented: “As a huge Beatles fan myself, I am absolutely thrilled that Disney+ will be the home for this extraordinary documentary series by the legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson. This phenomenal collection of never-before-seen footage offers an unprecedented look at the close camaraderie, genius songwriting, and indelible impact of one of the most iconic and culturally influential bands of all time, and we can’t wait to share ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ with fans around the world.”
Peter Jackson says: “In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.
“I’m very grateful to The Beatles, Apple Corps and Disney for allowing me to present this story in exactly the way it should be told. I’ve been immersed in this project for nearly three years, and I’m very excited that audiences around the world will finally be able to see it.”
The documentary has received the backing of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, and it will be preceded by a book of the same title, released on October 12th.
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