HBO Max announced that it will be producing a new series which is based on the relaxation app, Calm. I don’t know much about this app, but as the name suggests, the app is supposed to clam you.
The health and wellness series will be called A World of Calm and the ten 30-minute episodes will highlight the same story time narration style that the app is known for, plus “mesmeric imagery.” HBO has obtained Nutopia to help produce the series. They are the same team behind Nat Geo’s series One Strange Rock and Disney+’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
Some of the actors that will narrate the episodes include Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves.
Here’s the description of the series:
A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world. Building on Calm’s Sleep Stories – bedtime stories for grown-ups – each relaxing tale is designed to transform how you feel. Viewers will be transported into tranquility through scientifically engineered narratives, enchanting music and astounding footage to naturally calm the body and soothe the mind.
Jennifer O’Connell, EVP Non-fiction and Kids Programming at HBO Max said in a statement:
“With the considerable amount of stress and chaos we are all experiencing at this particularly challenging time, we could all use a bit of guided relaxation, and A World of Calm is here to help.
Nutopia CEO and founder Jane Root also said:
“Although this collaboration has been in the works for many months, this series has been entirely created during quarantine using Nutopia’s worldwide network of award-winning cinematographers and filmmakers. We hope this series of serene stories will bring a sense of much needed calm to audiences.”
Calm co-founder and co-CEO Michael Acton Smith said:
“Calm started life as a meditation app, but the brand has evolved far beyond that. We are delighted to bring the magic behind our audio Sleep Stories to the screen for the first time. These experiences are visual Valium and will help people relax and unwind during these stressful times.”