Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated multi-part documentary series The Me You Can’t See—which features illuminating stories that help lift the veil on the current state of our mental health and emotional well-being—will premiere on May 21 on Apple TV+.
As Co-Creators and Executive Producers of The Me You Can’t See, Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey guide powerful and honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their own experiences and struggles. Featuring well-known guests alongside a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being, this series transcends culture, age, gender, and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn they are not alone.
“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,” Prince Harry said in the announcement. “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.”
To help shed light on different pathways to treatment, the producers partnered with 14 highly accredited and respected experts and organizations from around the world, including California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Co-Founder of Sangath and Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School Dr. Vikram Patel, as well as Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Shaun Robinson.
“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.”
Alongside Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey, 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. The series is directed and executive produced by Emmy Award and Spirit Award nominee Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army, John Lewis: Good Trouble)—and Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award-winning Asif Kapadia (Amy). The series is produced by Jen Isaacson and Nell Constantinople.
The Me You Can’t See will be on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ offers a free seven day trial—and is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, and on more than one billion screens.