Ed Sheeran Announces Disney+ Show ‘The Sum Of It All’
Ed Sheeran and Disney+ have announced The Sum Of It All, a new documentary series focused on the singer-songwriter.
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The four-part series, which launches globally in its entirety on the platform on 3 May, will see Sheeran give “a definitive and searingly honest view into his private life as he explores the universal themes that inspire his music”.
According to press materials, The Sum Of It All, “follows Ed after he learns of life-changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life.
“Blending exclusive, never-before-seen personal archive, present-day actuality, authentic interviews with his wife and loved ones, and intimate performances in cinematic locations, the series widens the lens to unearth what Sheeran thinks of the world, of himself and his music, as well as showcases a decade of hits enjoyed by subscribers around the world.”
Sheeran said in a statement: “I’ve always been very guarded in my personal and private life; the only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting.
“Disney approached me to make a four-part documentary, and it felt like the right time to open the door and let people in. I hope people enjoy it.”
Producers Fulwell 73’s partners Ben Turner and Ben Winston added: “Everyone in the world knows and loves Ed Sheeran’s songs, as he has been the soundtrack to so many moments of our lives.
“But this series of films shows the true man behind the hits, showing Ed in an entirely different way after a tumultuous year personally and professionally. This four-part series has been an honor for us to make.”
The news comes just days before Sheeran is set to unveil his new single. Eyes Closed, which the singer-songwriter has teased on social media is due on Friday 24 March.