Apple’s five-part docuseries Visible: Out On Television arrives exclusively on Apple TV+ on February 14. The series explores the state of LGBTQ visibility on the small screen.
The series investigates queer representation through archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with famous personalities like Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Don Lemon, and Sara Ramirez.
The episodes are each narrated by either Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, or Lena Waithe.
Filmmakers Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave created Visible: Out On Television with Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz executive producing.
“I told the executive producers I wanted to come out. It became bigger than any of us ever anticipated,” says DeGeneres in the trailer, reflecting on her coming out journey.
Actress Lena Waithe adds: “I didn’t realize that I was the revolution that I was waiting for.”
According to Apple, the project “investigates the importance of TV as an intimate medium that has shaped the American conscience and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television.”
Each hour-long installment concentrates on a different subject such as homophobia, visibility, the progression of LGBTQ characters, and coming out in the television industry.
It is the latest original show to be announced for Apple TV+ Visible: Out On Television joins Apple TV +’s lineup of originals alongside See, The Morning Show, Dickinson, For All Mankind, Servant, Truth Be Told, Hala and The Elephant Queen.
Visible: Out On Television premieres on Apple TV+ on February 14. Watch the trailer below.