Apple To Produce New Series Based On James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'
Late night host James Corden's most ingenious work, to date, are the "Carpool Karaoke" segments on his Late Late Show. In these 10-15 minute installments, Corden picks up a celeb in his SUV and goes on a impromptu interview/karaoke session as they drive around town. So far he's sung duets with the likes of Adele, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and Demi Lovato. And sometimes his guests aren't of the musical variety; he rode with "Chewbacca Mom," for instance, and Michelle Obama was in his latest installment. The videos are an unmitigated success on YouTube, too; his video with Iggy Azalea has reached upwards of 40 million views.
The segment has been such a smash that Apple has swooped in to buy it, reports Variety. The tech giant will be producing an unscripted TV series based on the segment. So far, 16 episodes have been licensed. Corden is not expected to host, but will stay on as an executive producer.
Apple, taking cues from Amazon, has been making a big play for original, digital content. Earlier this year, it was announced that the company would be bankrolling Dr. Dre's own TV show, titled Vital Signs. Apple is also collaborating with Vice for a series called The Score, a six-part batch of documentaries that tap into the local music scenes of different communities, The Verge reported.
Production and release dates for the Corden-inspired show have yet to be released.
And here's out favorite combination of notables: Corden, Rod Stewart, and A$AP Rocky: