'The Velvet Underground': Release date, spoilers and all about Apple TV+ documentary

'The Velvet Underground': Release date, spoilers and all about Apple TV+ documentary
Official poster of 'The Velvet Underground' (Apple TV+)

There is always a lot of excitement over documentary series based on musical groups. In recent years, we have seen many projects that have been made on groups or iconic singers who influenced the field of music with their epic compositions.

Projects such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Beastie Boys Story’ have done amazingly well in recent times and even went on the win several accolades. Now, Apple TV+ is coming out with another documentary series that will surely excite the fans. Titled ‘The Velvet Underground’, the documentary film will explore how the group became such a sensation and will feature interviews along with dazzling archival footage.



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The band was founded in 1964 and the original line-up consisted of singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise. The group produced five studio albums and numerous compilations during the 1960s and 1970s.

The documentary will appeal to many fans and they will be thrilled to know that a project on ‘The Velvet Underground’ is set to come out. Here’s everything we know about the documentary.


A still from 'The Velvet Underground' (Apple TV+)

Release date and how to watch

The documentary film will be premiering exclusively in Apple TV+ on Friday, October 15. You can live stream the series on Apple TV+. Watch Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app, which is already on your Apple devices. Just open the app, click or tap Apple TV+ and enjoy the shows and movies. You can also watch Apple TV+ on streaming platforms, popular smart TVs, and AirPlay-enabled TVs with the Apple TV app — or watch online at tv.apple.com.



"The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, the documentary shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: ‘how to be elegant and how to be brutal’."



The documentary film will be featuring in-depth interviews with a lot of people who have been associated with the group and have been covering the band. Also, one of the founding members of The Velvet Underground, John Cale, will be talking about the band’s legacy and how the band achieved what they wanted to.

Apart from that, all the archival footage of the group’s original members Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Angus MacLise will also be shown in the documentary film.


'The Velvet Underground' performing (Apple TV+)


The documentary film is being helmed by Todd Haynes, known for projects like ‘Carol’, ‘Mildred Pierce’ and ‘Dark Waters’. Christine Vachon, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, and David Blackman are producing the movie while Michele Anthony and Danny Bennett serve as executive producers.


Director Todd Haynes attends the 59th New York Film Festival - The Velvet Underground at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 30, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


You can watch the trailer here. 



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