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Peter Jackson’s The Beatles Get Back documentary is heading to Disney+, as a three part series

The Beatles recording in Abbey Road Studios

Peter Jackson’s eagerly anticipated Beatles documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, is heading exclusively to Disney+, where it will debut in extended three episode form, rather than premiere in theatres as a standalone movie.

A deal between Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps and WingNut Films will see The Beatles: Get Back roll out over three days, November 25, 26 and 27, 2021, as three separate episodes, each approximately approximately two hours long.

“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,” said Bob Iger. “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.” 

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

He added:“I’m very grateful to The Beatles, Apple Corps and Disney for allowing me to present this story in exactly the way it should be told. I’ve been immersed in this project for nearly three years, and I’m very excited that audiences around the world will finally be able to see it.”

The Beatles: Get Back takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been restored. 

Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives.  

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