Apple’s notorious experiment with using content offerings to cross-market its services now includes two new non-fiction series titled The line.
The first is a six-part podcast series that premieres today, with three episodes currently available as of this writing The podcast is being arranged and executive produced by Dan Taberski and will dig into the controversial acquittal of Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who was arrested in 2018 after it was alleged that he had committed war crimes over brutal murder of an ISIS prisoner, among other alleged crimes, including posing with a picture of a corpse.
In 2019, he was controversially found innocent on all charges, except an accusation of posing with the body. a development that generated setbacks from Navy SEALs who gave Gallagher in.
Both podcasts and docus series, which will debut in the fall as a four-part limited series on Apple TV +, will look at “the complex realities involved in fighting a decade-long war, and removing the layers surrounding Gallagher’s alleged crimes,” Apple said in a statement. press release. Both series are produced by Jigsaw Productions. The series will include interviews with Gallagher and his wife, as well as incorporating 50 current and former specials.
That Apple offers this dual format that actually cross-promotes its services is no surprise. Bloomberg reported last year that Apple made a major podcast push in part to market its Apple TV + originals. And it’s probably wise, given Apple TV +’s slow start outside the gate – partly due to the limited number of titles available at launch.
Find the first three episodes of the audio series on Apple Podcasts.