As we reported back in March, James Corden’s Late Late Show skit ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is set for its own series following viral success online.
The exclusive licensing agreement has been officially handed to streaming service Apple Music, which will host the new show on its platform.
A host and premier date are yet to be announced, but we do know that the first series will feature 16 episodes, each with focus on one celebrity. The celebrity will liftshare with the host visiting places meaningful to them, singing along to their greatest and favourite hits, and surprising fans along the way. A new episode will be added to Apple Music weekly – accessible to fans in over 100 countries worldwide.
CBS studios, along with Late Late Show production company Fullwell 73 will produce the show. James will still be involved, but as an executive producer as opposed to presenter.
Ben Winston, producer for Fullwell 73, said “We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series of Carpool Karaoke. The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music”.
Apple senior VP, Eddy Cue, said “We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages. It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favourite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”
Are you an Apple Music subscriber, or will you become one when Carpool Karaoke launches? Or will you stay faithful to TV? Let us know in the comments below.
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Author Lex Barber