Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is fully embracing her newfound calling as a producer. In addition to joining Cannes-winning film ‘Joyland’ as an executive producer, she has also unveiled a number of new projects with Apple TV+ which see her as the producer.
As part of a multi-year programming partnership the Oxford graduate and girls education activist signed with Apple TV+ in 2021, she was expected to unveil the first round of projects she will be producing, and she completely delivered!
The first slate of Malala’s Apple TV+ projects include a mix of dramas, comedies, documentaries and animated series, and will come out under her recently launched production company called ‘Extracurricular’.
The complete breakdown of projects was detailed in a report by Variety, and includes an adaptation of Elaine Hsieh Chou’s book Disorientation, a scripted series based on Asha Lemmie’s Fifty Words for Rain, and a documentary about elderly fisherwomen living in South Korea’s Jeju Island.
“What I hope to bring to the table are the voices of women of colour, and debut writers and Muslim directors and writers,” Malala said, adding that she hopes to see increased representation and a wide range of perspectives that challenge common stereotypes.