Apple’s rumored experiment to use its content offerings to cross-promote its services now includes two new non-fiction series titled The line.
The first is a six-part podcast series premiering today, featuring three episodes currently available as of this writing. The podcast will be hosted and produced by Dan Taberski and will delve into the controversial acquittal of Navy Chief of Special Operations Edward Gallagher, who was stopped in 2018 after he was alleged to have committed war crimes during the brutal murder of an ISIS captive, among other alleged crimes, including posing with a photo of a corpse.
In 2019, he was found not guilty of all but one charge for posing with the body. a development that generated reaction of the Navy SEALs who delivered Gallagher.
Both the podcast and the docuseries, which launches in the fall as a four-part limited series on Apple TV +., will analyze “the complicated realities related to fighting in a decades-long war, removing the layers that surround Gallagher’s alleged crimes,” Apple said in a Press release. Both series are produced by Jigsaw Productions. The series will include interviews with Gallagher and his wife, as well as incorporating 50 current and former special ops.
That Apple is offering this dual format that, in fact, cross-promotes its services is no surprise. Bloomberg reported Last year, Apple was doing a big podcast push in part to promote its Apple TV + originals. And that’s probably prudent, given Apple TV + ‘s slow start from scratch, partly due to the limited number of titles available at launch.
Find the first three episodes of the audio series at Apple podcasts.