It’s happening! The first installment of “Oprah’s Book Club” will debut with the launch of Apple TV+, featuring a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey and award-winning author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, as he discusses his first novel and Oprah Book Club selection, “The Water Dancer.”
But if you just can’t wait to see Winfrey back in action on the small-screen, you’re in luck, because Apple has released a couple clips from the series premiere, which you can view above and below.
In the videos, you’ll see Winfrey and Coates sit down in front of an audience of readers at the historic Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.
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Here’s the official description for Oprah’s first book selection, courtesy of Apple:
“The Water Dancer” tells the breathtaking story of young Hiram Walker who is born into slavery. We follow his unexpected journey from the plantation to the dangerous abolitionist movements of the North. Hiram is enlisted in the underground railroad where he attempts to free the family he left behind. To do so, he must first master his magical gifts and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. Ta-Nehisi Coates spent ten exhaustive years researching the book which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The author takes viewers back to Monticello where he spent time researching the lives of the more than 600 enslaved people who were owned by Thomas Jefferson at his sprawling estate in Virginia. Oprah and Ta-Nehisi also take questions from the audience.
According to Apple, “A new episode will be available every two months. For every Oprah’s Book Club selection sold on Apple Books, Apple will make a contribution to the American Library Association to support local libraries, fund programs that give access to everyone and create lifelong readers at an early age.”
“Oprah’s Book Club” debuts with the launch of Apple TV+ on Friday. The service is available for $4.99 a month.