Malala Yousafzai is strengthening her ties to Apple. The women’s rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate has partnered with the tech giant to create original programming for its Apple TV+ streaming service. With her new production company Extracurricular, Yousafzai will produce animation, children’s series, dramas, comedies, and documentaries.
Yousafzai, 23, is the author of multiple books and co-founder of the Malala Fund, which advocates for girls’ education worldwide. Apple has partnered with the non-profit organization.
The Pakistan-born, U.K.-based activist has a prior connection to the animation world. He Named Me Malala, Davis Guggenheim’s 2015 biographical documentary, contained animated segments (designed by Jason Carpenter and produced by Irene Kotlarz). The film won an Annie Award for best animated special production.