The Beatles

The Beatles, from left: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon, in concert in America in 1964. “The Beatles: Get Back,” a documentary series directed by Peter Jackson, will hit Disney+ over Thanksgiving, rolling out three two-hour episodes on Nov. 25, 26 and 27.

The Beatles are invading the U.S. once again.

“The Beatles: Get Back,” a documentary series directed by Peter Jackson, will hit Disney+ over Thanksgiving, rolling out three two-hour episodes on Nov. 25, 26 and 27, the streaming service announced Thursday.

The series will cover the making of the band’s 1970 album “Let It Be,” using more than 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and more than 150 hours of unheard audio. Also included is their last live performance as a group, the rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, seen in full for the first time.

“In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals,” Jackson said in a statement.

“It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia - it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”


Jackson first announced the documentary in January 2019, the 50th anniversary of the rooftop show, and said Thursday that he had been working on the project for three years.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison have all given “enthusiastic support,” Disney said.

“As a huge Beatles fan myself, I am absolutely thrilled that Disney+ will be the home for this extraordinary documentary series by the legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson,” Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement.

“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.”

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