Disney+ Original Docu-Series Showcasing Lives of Celebrities Bows Sept. 18

Disney+ Aug. 18 announced that all 10 episodes of the original docu-series “Becoming” will premiere exclusively on the SVOD service on Sept. 18. Created by ESPN Films and co-executive producer LeBron James, the series tells the stories of 10 athletes, entertainers and musicians, including Adam Devine, Anthony Davis, Ashley Tisdale, Caleb McLaughlin, Candace Parker, Colbie Caillat, Julianne Hough, Nick Cannon, Nick Kroll and Rob Gronkowski.

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Shot in vérité, each episode centers around a visit to the celebrity’s hometown, touring important locations central to their upbringing.  A supporting cast of family members, coaches, teachers, mentors and friends are interviewed, sharing anecdotes and insights into the personalities’ “becoming” story.

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Interestingly, the title is identical to an original Netflix documentary series about former First Lady Michelle Obama, looking back at her life and connections with others during her 2019 book tour for Becoming.

Netflix Bows Michelle Obama ‘Becoming’ Trailer

Netflix April 27 launched a video clip for former First Lady Michelle Obama documentary “Becoming,” which bows on the service May 6.

The doc offers an up-close look at Mrs. Obama’s life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour in 2018 promoting her autobiography that highlights the power of community to bridge political divides and the spirit of connection that comes when people openly and honestly share their stories.

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Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the doc is part of Michelle and former President Barack Obama’s Higher Grounds Productions deal with Netflix.

“It’s hard these days to feel grounded or hopeful, but I hope that like me, you’ll find joy and a bit of respite in what Nadia has made,” Michelle Obama said in a statement. “Because she’s a rare talent, someone whose intelligence and compassion for others comes through in every frame she shoots. Most importantly, she understands the meaning of community, the power of community, and her work is magically able to depict it.”

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