Apple announces new Oprah Talks COVID-19 talk show for Apple TV+

Apple has launched a new talk show starring Oprah Winfrey to tackle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, speaking with actors and senior figures on ways they’re handling the crisis.

Available for free on Apple TV+ without a subscription, Oprah will hold discussions over FaceTime with leaders in healthcare and those affected by the virus.

Oprah announced the series on Twitter, and the first episode dropped soon after on the streaming platform.

The remote chatshow is designed to offer “hope and insight” at a time of hardship, and episodes will drop as and when they have been filmed in the weeks ahead.

“How can we mindfully move through a crisis while holding on to ourselves and our humanity?,” the show’s synopsis reads.

“In the series, Oprah has remote conversations with experts and everyday people to provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit.”

The first episode of the show, which dropped yesterday (March 22) sees Oprah speak with actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre, who recently contracted COVID-19.

As filming on most shows – including talk shows – comes to a halt in the United States and indeed in other parts of the world, this new show should offer some hope and respite. Are you going to watch the Oprah COVID-19 show? Let us know and check back soon for more.

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