December 6, 2023

A 3-part docuseries in regards to the homicide of ex-Beatle John Lennon is coming to Apple TV+, the streaming service introduced on Thursday — an announcement that coincided with the long-awaited official affirmation that an unfinished Lennon tune is being launched subsequent week because the final track from The Beatles.

John Lennon: Homicide With out A Trial is the title of the Apple sequence, which is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, and it’ll function unique eyewitness interviews in addition to beforehand unseen crime scene images. The ensuing manufacturing, in line with Apple TV+, sheds new mild on Lennon’s life and homicide, along with the investigation into and conviction of his killer Mark David Chapman. The sequence additionally options interviews with a few of Lennon’s shut buddies, revealing new particulars in regards to the stunning crime, in addition to interviews with Chapman’s protection legal professionals, psychiatrists, detectives, and prosecutors.

Graffiti messages exterior The Beatles’ Abbey Highway studio. Picture supply: Robert Alexander/Getty Pictures

John Lennon: Homicide With out A Trial is probably the most totally researched examination of John Lennon’s 1980 homicide, which shocked and saddened the world,” Apple says in regards to the sequence. “The manufacturing was granted in depth Freedom of Data Act requests from the New York Metropolis Police Division, the Board of Parole, and the District Legal professional’s workplace, and the sequence consists of unique interviews with eyewitnesses talking for the primary time.”

The sequence is produced for Apple TV+ by the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning workforce at 72 Movies, directed by Nick Holt.

Apple hasn’t shared a launch date for the Lennon sequence but, however it presumably selected right this moment to launch the information due to a significant and unrelated Beatles announcement that additionally got here right this moment: On Nov. 2, The Beatles are set to launch Now and Then, a monitor that’s being touted because the group’s ultimate track.

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon maintain their guitars whereas on the set of The Ed Sullivan Present on the CBS tv studios in Manhattan, the place the Fab 4 made their nationwide tv debut. Picture supply: Bettmann/Contributor/Getty

It’s the results of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fleshing out what began off as an unfinished Lennon demo tape. The recording, which is being launched at 10 am ET on Nov. 2 by The Beatles’ firm Apple Corps., additionally features a contribution from George Harrison, who died in 2001, and the discharge is being paired with a re-release of Love Me Do, The Beatles’ debut UK single from 1962.