Apple has announced that it is partnering with singer Mariah Carey for a Christmas-themed show, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.” The new special is set to premiere later this year, on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s iconic No. 1 holiday anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
The special will feature Carey and a star-studded lineup of surprise guest appearances, in “a magical holiday journey to enliven the Christmas spirit around the world.”
The special will combine music, dancing, and animation driven by “a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together.” (Lots of luck with that one.)
In addition to Mariah Carey, Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor, and Ashley Edens executive produce for production company Done + Dusted (“The Disney Family Singalong,” John Legend’s “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy,” “The Little Mermaid Live!,” “Dear Class of 2020,” London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies). The holiday special will be directed by BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton (Oscars, Super Bowl halftime show, London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies), and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Roman Coppola (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “A Very Murray Christmas”), who also serves as executive producer on the project.
“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will premiere globally on Apple TV+.