Malala’s Upcoming Apple TV+ Projects Announced

Malala’s Upcoming Apple TV+ Projects Announced

Education rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai is adding the role of television producer to her expansive resume. Her new production company, Extracurricular, announced their partnership with Apple TV+ on a set of television and film projects last March. Now, the collaboration’s first projects have been revealed. 

The lineup includes a wide variety of project types and themes, from lighthearted to hard-hitting. On the list are a feature adaptation Elaine Hsieh Chous’s “Disorientation,” a series adaption of Asha Lemmie’s New York Times bestselling  “Fifty Words for Rain,” and a documentary from “The Speed Cubers” director Sue Kim

In an interview with Vogue, Yousafzai emphasized her commitment to combating stereotypes through stories that people can connect to and that will keep them entertained. When the collaboration was first announced, Yousafzai said of her vision, “I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream. … I’m grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists in reflecting the world as they see it.” 

The newly-announced projects are still in their early stages and have not yet received release dates. 

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