Yousafzai to make dramas, films, documentaries and children's shows through her company Extracurricular.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, has signed a multi-year programming deal with Apple TV+. Under the multi-year pact, she will work with the streaming platform on a slate of original programming spanning dramas, documentaries, children’s series and more that draw on her ability to inspire people around the world.
Speaking about the partnership, Malala Yousafzai, said: “I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream. And I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Apple to help bring these stories to life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists in reflecting the world as they see it.”
Tim Cook, Chief Executive of Apple, added: “She is wise beyond her years and I wanted to work with her.”
The pact builds on Apple’s existing relationship with Yousafzai. In 2018, Apple became Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, supporting the organisation’s work with local advocates and teachers in eight countries where girls face significant education challenges. Apple also assists with technology, curriculum, and research into policy changes to support girls’ education. The partnership has since expanded, and in Brazil, Apple’s 10 Developer Academies have partnered with Malala Fund to advance girls’ education opportunities there and around the world.