ALL-NEW ‘SUPER SOUL’ PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 6 ON DISCOVERY+
Photo Caption: Oprah Winfrey on set of “Super Soul”
Photo credit: Courtesy of OWN/Photographer: Huy Doan
Los Angeles – OWN and discovery+ announced today an all-new “Super Soul” line-up of guests to premiere Saturday, March 6 exclusively on discovery+, featuring Oprah Winfrey as she hosts thought-provoking, in-depth interviews with Golden Globe award-winning and Grammy-nominated actress and singer Andra Day (3/6);home and lifestyle brand leaders Chip and Joanna Gaines (3/13); actress and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra Jonas (3/20); Golden Globe-winning actress and activist Sharon Stone (3/27); American historian and Pulitzer prize-winner Jon Meacham (4/17); psychiatrist and childhood trauma-expert Dr. Bruce Perry (4/24); and Emmy award-winning actress Julianna Margulies (5/1). Each episode will then be available as a “Super Soul” podcast the following Wednesday wherever podcasts are available.
OWN will simultaneously feature the in-depth interview with Andra Day as an “OWN Spotlight: Andra Day” to air Saturday, March 6 at 10 pm ET/PT on OWN. Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, Oprah talks to singer-songwriter Andra Day about her first acting role as Billie Holiday in Lee Daniel’s, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.” They discuss how she transformed her voice, body and entire essence to play the legendary singer. “OWN Spotlight: Andra Day” is produced by OWN. The executive producers are Oprah Winfrey and Tara Montgomery.
Below are “Super Soul” episode descriptions:
Andra Day: “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Air dates: Saturday, March 6 on discovery+
“OWN Spotlight: Andra Day” Saturday March 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN
Oprah talks to singer-songwriter Andra Day about her first acting role as Billie Holiday in Lee Daniel’s, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. They discuss how Andra transformed her voice, her body and her entire essence to play the legendary singer.
Advance clips available with embed codes:
Andra Day: Billie Holiday "Freed a Lot of Things in Me" https://youtu.be/U0yL1buYJ6g
Portraying Billie Holiday Was "Life-Altering" for Andra Day
Chip and Joanna Gaines: Magnolia
Air dates: Saturday, March 13 on discovery+
America’s favorite home design couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, sit down with Oprah to talk about the launch of The Magnolia Network on Discovery+. The couple discusses their marriage, life on the farm and raising five children.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: “Unfinished”
Air dates: Saturday, March 20 on discovery+
Actress, writer and humanitarian Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most recognizable faces in the world. She discusses her journey of self-discovery, her marriage to Nick Jonas and her New York Times bestselling memoir, Unfinished.
Sharon Stone: “The Beauty of Living Twice”
Air dates: Saturday, March 27 on discovery+
World-renowned actress and activist Sharon Stone reveals for the first time the trauma and abuse she suffered as a child. She discusses her near-death experience and recovery after suffering a near fatal stroke. She joins Oprah in her flower garden to talk about her revealing new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice.
Jon Meacham: “The Soul of America”
Air dates: Saturday, April 17 on discovery+
Oprah is joined by Pulitzer-Prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham to discuss his book, The Soul of America. By examining America’s past, Meacham offers insights into our current political climate and provides a hopeful outlook for the future.
Dr. Bruce Perry: “What Happened To You”
Air dates: Saturday, April 24 on discovery+
Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry discuss their new book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Dr. Perry explains how childhood trauma impacts our adult lives, health and behavior. He also offers a path toward healing.
Julianna Margulies: “Sunshine Girl”
Air dates: Saturday, May 1 on discovery+
Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies joins Oprah to discuss her new memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. She shares candid reflections on her unconventional childhood, her marriage and the most memorable moments from her career.
About “Super Soul”
“Super Soul” is based on OWN’s three-time Emmy Award-winning television series “SuperSoul Sunday.” The critically acclaimed series delivers timely, thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today's world. The interviews are also available in audio form, with the podcast debuting at #1 in August 2017, achieving more than 350 million downloads by listeners in over 190 countries worldwide since launch. OWN Podcasts are available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora and Stitcher. “Super Soul” is produced by OWN. The executive producers are Oprah Winfrey and Tara Montgomery.
About “OWN Spotlight”
“OWN Spotlight” presentations tackle issues and concerns facing Black lives. The programs feature candid and in-depth conversations that create real dialogue to inspire systematic change. Previous programs include a special presentation on Ava DuVernay’s short film “August 28;” an inspirational special celebrating Black Fatherhood and the special bonds they have with their children “They Call Me Dad;” a two-night special “Where Do We Go From Here?” that simulcast across the Discovery family of networks featuring Oprah and Black thought leaders discussing the current state of racism America; “Oprah and 100 Black Fathers” sharing the urgency of having “the talk” with their children and the dreams they have for the future of their families; “COVID-19: The Deadly Impact on Black America” that investigated the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black communities; “Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo,” which examined colorism in Hollywood; “Oprah and Alicia Keys – The Interview” discussing Alicia Keys’ new memoir “More Myself;” “When They See Us Now” featuring Oprah in conversation with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and the cast from the acclaimed series “When They See Us” along with real men formerly known as the Central Park Five; and the follow-up documentary from D. Channsin Berry “Dark Girls 2” exploring the prejudices darker-skinned women face around the world.
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