Dear...
GenreDocumentary
Created byR. J. Cutler
Inspired by"Dear Apple" ad campaign by Apple Inc.
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producers
  • R. J. Cutler
  • Todd Lubin
  • Jay Peterson
  • Jane Cha
  • Lyle Gamm
  • Donny Jackson
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05) –
present (present)

Dear... is a documentary television series created by R. J. Cutler. The series premiered on June 5, 2020 on Apple TV+.

Premise

Dear... is inspired by the "Dear Apple" advertising campaign, where customers share stories about how Apple products have changed their lives. In the same vein, this docuseries features celebrities reading letters by people "whose lives have been changed through their work." Each episode focuses on one celebrity.[1]

Episodes

Dear... series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110June 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
29March 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
FeaturingOriginal release date
11Spike LeeJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
22Lin-Manuel MirandaJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
33Stevie WonderJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
44Oprah WinfreyJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
55Gloria SteinemJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
66Big BirdJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
77Jane GoodallJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
88Aly RaismanJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
99Yara ShahidiJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
1010Misty CopelandJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)

Season 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
FeaturingOriginal release date
111Billy PorterMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
122Malala YousafzaiMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
133Laird HamiltonMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
144Jane FondaMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
155Viola DavisMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
166Sandra OhMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
177André Leon TalleyMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
188Ava DuVernayMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)
199Kareem Abdul-JabbarMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)

Release

In January 2020, Apple announced Dear..., to be executive produced by R. J. Cutler.[1] The first season was released on June 5, 2020 on Apple TV+.[2]

In March 2021, the series was renewed for a 9-episode second season, featuring Billy Porter, Malala Yousafzai, Laird Hamilton, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Sandra Oh, André Leon Talley, Ava Duvernay, and Kareem Abul-Jabbar, to premiere March 4, 2022.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Turchiano, Danielle (January 17, 2020). "Apple TV Plus Sets R.J. Cutler's Docuseries 'Dear…' for Spring 2020". Variety. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 22, 2020). "'Dear…' Trailer: Apple TV+ Docuseries Featuring Oprah, Spike, Steinem & More Bows June 5". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 22, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  3. ^ White, Peter (March 5, 2021). "'Dear…' Docuseries Renewed For Season 2 At Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 10, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.