Two LGBT trailblazers are combining their eclectic talents to bring to life a brand new five part docuseries on Apple TV+, titled Visible: Out In Television.
Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes already have acting and advocacy down to a science, but are now going to be bringing the stories of how the LGBTQ movement shaped television as we now know it. Coming directly from Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Case Against 8, The Keepers) and Jessica Hargrave. Sykes and Cruz are set to executive produce the docuseries, debuting February 14, 2020, exclusively on Apple TV+ (per Deadline)
Visible: Out on Television, Deadline goes on to report, that Visible will not only “investigate the importance of TV as a medium that has shaped the American conscience, and how the LGBTQ movement influenced what we watch on TV”. The episodes are an hour in length, and explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry.
The docuseries includes archival footage as well as interviews with key players from the movement and the screen. Visible will feature Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe as narrators. It will also include never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, among others.
The full announcement can be seen here @ Apple TV +