“Carpool Karaoke” Series Headed To Apple Music
“Carpool Karaoke,” the viral segment that has become a hit for the “Late Late Show with James Corden” is headed to Apple Music as an exclusive new series to boost subscribers.
The only catch is James Corden will not be hosting. That’s foul.
Here’s the scoop via The Hollywood Reporter:
Carpool Karaoke, which will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73, the production company of Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston, will expand on the segment’s format with celebrity guests who sing along to their favorite songs and surprise fans during their ride. The host of the series is expected to be announced at a later date; Corden is not expected to take the wheel.
New installments of the 16-episode series will stream weekly on Apple Music, the $10-a-month streaming music service that Apple launched last year. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be soon.
“We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages,” said Eddy Cue, who oversees internet software and services including Apple Music for the tech giant. “It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”
Added Winston: “We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series of Carpool Karaoke. The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?”
What is “Carpool Karaoke” without James Corden?!?