AppleTV + launched a series of non-fiction podcasts on a controversial war crimes story ahead of the premiere of a documentary series.
The streamer launches Line, which tells the story of US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher who was charged with committing war crimes, before finally being acquitted on all counts except one – for posing in a photo with a dead body.
The six-part audio series is moderated by Dan Taberski, host of the Richard Simmon missingpodcast of s. Its first two episodes premiered today, April 6.
This will be followed by a four-part document series to be presented later this fall.
Both series will examine the complicated realities involved in fighting a decades-long war, stripping away the layers surrounding Gallagher’s alleged crimes.
The podcast uses exclusive investigative reporting, one-on-one interviews with Gallagher and his wife, and access to over 50 current and former special operators, giving listeners an inside understanding of the psychological toll of servicemen involved in relentless warfare, secret culture. the army’s most elite special operations units and the fight for justice in the fog of war.
This marks Apple’s last stint in the original podcasts – despite being the largest audio platform, the company had previously avoided the originals.
Line The podcast series is produced by Jigsaw Production and produced by Brad Hebert, Richard Perello, Stacey Offman, Joey Marra and Alex Gibney, in addition to Taberski. Lizzie Jacobs is a producer.
The documentary series is also produced by Jigsaw and is directed by Jeffrey Zimbalist and produced by Gibney, Hebert, Perello and Offman, alongside Michael Zimbalist and Jeffrey Zimbalist of All Rise Films, with Doug Shultz as producer and Whitney Johnson.