Apple’s first original TV series called ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ was scheduled to be made available for streaming on Apple Music towards the end of April. Now that we’re here, Reuters reports the spin-off series based on one of the most popular segments from the Late Late Show with James Corden has been delayed.
This saddening development has been confirmed to the publication by Cupertino itself. But, the shocking fact attached to the same is that the Apple hasn’t announced an official release. They’ve not provided any reasons for this delay and only stated that their original TV series has been postponed until later this year.
Reuters further mentions that Apple has been trying to hold the official premiere party for the past month. It was earlier scheduled to happen in March in Los Angeles but the same was postponed without any explanation. The Cupertino giant again planned the much-awaited premiere party yesterday (on Monday, April 24th) but it has yet again been rescheduled to later this month.
This spin-off series based on the popular concept where comedian James Corden picks up random celebrities and drives with them, singing their songs along with them on way to the studio. But, the sixteen 30-minute episodes that will be streamed on Apple Music will be slightly different from the original concept of the segment. Instead of celebrities joining Corden to sing off their faces, Apple has decided to pair different celebrities and spend the day together.
Apple announced that Carpool Karaoke would be their first original series at Recode’s Code Media conference earlier last year. The announcement was coupled with a trailer consisting of some of the most-loved celebrities such as Will Smith, John Cena, Shaquille O’Neal, Ariana Grande, James Corden and others. You can relive the upcoming experience right here:
In addition to Carpool Karaoke, Apple will be bringing a Shark Tank-style escalator pitching event to the music streaming service as well. This original TV show will showcase a bunch of successful celebrity judges including the likes of Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.am, and Gary Vaynerchuk. It will literally be an escalator pitch, where startups would come down an escalator in sixty seconds, in which they’ve to convince judges to invest in their product offering. The latest backlog in Apple’s plans is not expected to affect the release schedule of the said show, which will air one episode per week starting this Spring.