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New ‘Peanuts’ Content – ‘Peanuts in Space’ Coming to Apple TV in May

New ‘Peanuts’ Content – ‘Peanuts in Space’ Coming to Apple TV in May

The first fruit of a deal Apple made last year with DHX Media and its subsidiary Peanuts Worldwide to develop and produce┬ánew Peanuts content will appear on Apple’s TV platform in May. The deal includes original series, specials and other content.

“Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10” will be available through the Apple TV app in May. Deadline reports the “documentary of sorts” will attempt to solve the mystery of whether Snoopy was actually a world famous top-secret astronaut.

New 'Peanuts' Content - 'Peanuts in Space' Coming to Apple TV in May

Director Ron Howard and actor Jeff Goldblum star in the “documentary.”

Imagine’s Ron Howard stars as himself along with Jeff Goldblum as a self-published NASA historian to take on the quest, which lightly spoofs the May 1969 NASA Apollo 10 mission that required the lunar module to skim the moon’s surface within 50,000 feet and “snoop around” scouting a site for the upcoming Apollo 11 moon-landing.

For the real-life Apollo 10 lunar mission, NASA and the mission’s crew dubbed the lunar module “Snoopy” and the command module was christened as “Charlie Brown.” NASA had contacted Peanuts creator Charles Schultz to convince him to incorporate his popular characters into NASA missions.

Peanuts and NASA created a 2018 partnership designed to “share the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the next generation of explorers and thinkers.”

Since “Peanuts in Space” will premiere in May, ahead of the planned fall debut of the Apple TV+ streaming service, MacRumors theorizes the show will be available free to all in the Apple TV app.