Peter Jackson’s 3-part ‘docuseries’ series lands in November across consecutive nights.
After the five-minute sneak peak in December, we now have a full trailer for The Beatles: Get Back.
It’s heading to Disney+ over three consecutive dates at Thanksgiving (if you’re not American, that’s November 25th, 26th and 27th) and each episode is approximately two hours long.
Directed by the Oscar winning Peter Jackson, the show promises to take fans back in time to recording sessions during “a pivotal moment in music history”. This is a project the director has spent over three years restoring and editing. Here’s the blurb:
The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored.
Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives. “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years, capturing the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album.
The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.
The Beatles: Get Back is a collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd. It is being made with the enthusiastic support of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
For further details, here’s the press release. We imagine there will be a fair amount of coverage of this ‘docuseries’ in the coming weeks!