Disney Plus will release the three-part original documentary series "The Beatles: Get Back" by Peter Jackson over the Thanksgiving holidays.
The series will feature never-before-seen footage of the hit 1970s band culled from the scenes of the 1970 movie "Let It Be." Jackson reviewed over 150 hours of unheard audio and spent three years restoring and editing about 60-hour clips from the said Michael Lindsay-Hogg's documentary film.
Here, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr could be seen preparing for their first-ever live show in more than two years. They were writing and rehearsing 14 new songs that would give fans major nostalgia.
According to The Verge, the documentary will also feature The Beatles' famous rooftop concert on Savile Row in London, which marks the end of their public performance. It will also include releasing their two final albums, "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be."
However, despite the expected nostalgia "The Beatles: Get Back" brings, Jackson stresses the documentary will not only be about reminiscing. "It's raw, honest and human," he says. "Over six hours, you'll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible."
Fortunately, the director gets the nod from the two living band members, McCartney and Starr, along with Lennon and Harrison's widows Yoko Ono and Olivia, respectively.
Meanwhile, Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Co. executive chairperson, reveals he's beyond thrilled that Disney Plus will host the legendary filmmaker's new documentary series. He even admits he's a huge Beatles fan himself, Variety noted.
"This phenomenal collection of never-before-seen footage offers an unprecedented look at the close camaraderie, genius songwriting, and indelible impact of one of the most iconic and culturally influential bands of all time, and we can't wait to share 'The Beatles: Get Back' with fans around the world," he says.
Alternatively, Jackson promises fans will know more about The Beatles intimately that no one thinks will be possible. He then admits to feeling very grateful to the band itself, Apple Corps and Disney for letting him create this story in the way it should be told.
"I've been immersed in this project for nearly three years, and I'm very excited that audiences around the world will finally be able to see it," he states.
"The Beatles: Get Back" was supposed to be released in September 2020, but it was delayed for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Disney Plus then nabbed the right to release it this November. Each of the three-part episodes will be about two hours in length - rolling out in three consecutive days, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, exclusively on Disney Plus.