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Apple Announces Billie Eilish Documentary, High Desert Series

Apple today announced that the highly-anticipated Billie Eilish documentary, titled Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler (Belushi, The September Issue, The War Room), the Billie Eilish documentary comes from Apple Original Films, in association with Interscope Films, Darkroom, This Machine and Lighthouse Management & Media.

Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish released her groundbreaking debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in 2019 and won Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at this year’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards in January.

This year also saw 18-year-old Eilish release her official James Bond theme song, No Time to Die, for the forthcoming MGM/Eon Productions James Bond motion picture.

Apple has also given a series order for High Desert, a new comedic half-hour series to be produced by Apple Studios that will star Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, Escape at Dannemora, The Act), who will also executive produce.

The project reunites Arquette with DGA Award winner Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora), who will direct the first episode and executive produce through Red Hour Films alongside Nicky Weinstock. Molly Madden and Tom Lassally executive produce on behalf of 3 Arts Entertainment.

High Desert follows Peggy (Arquette), a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.

The series is created and written by Nancy Fichman (Nurse Jackie, Damages), Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality) and Jennifer Hoppe (Grace and Frankie, Nurse Jackie, Damages), who will also serve as executive producers.

High Desert marks Apple’s second partnership with Arquette and Stiller following the series order for Severance, an upcoming workplace thriller starring and executive produced by Arquette and Adam Scott, and directed and executive produced by Stiller.

Arquette and Stiller both received Emmy Award nominations for their most recent, multi-award winning collaboration: the critically-acclaimed, hit limited series Escape at Dannemora, for which Stiller won the DGA Award and Arquette won Golden Globe, SAG and Critics Choice Awards.

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