James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Is Getting a New Home on Apple Music
Apple’s streaming service has licensed 16 episodes of Carpool Karaoke that will be distributed to their members across 100 countries worldwide, with one episode to be released weekly. Corden and Ben Winson will serve as creators and executive producers, though Corden will not host. According to Variety, the Apple Music series will “emphasize a travelogue element with celebrities taking the host on a trip to places of personal significance to each guest.”
The premiere date for the series has yet to be set while the search for a host continues.
The recurring segment on The Late Late Show in which Corden drives around with celebrities and well-known personalities has sparked sales and streaming activity based on its featured music, which is why it was a no-brainer for Apple to place a heavy bid. Variety also reports that Corden’s latest episode that featured Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott raked in almost 32 million views on YouTube since July 20.
“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, Apple’s SVP of Internet software and services. “It’s a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride.”