Streamer HBO Max has ordered 10 episodes of “A World of Calm,” which combines mesmeric imagery with narration by celebrities that inclode Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves. This is HBO Max’s first project in the Health and Wellness space, and is the result of a collaboration between the makers of Calm, the app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, and Nutopia, the team behind Nat Geo series “One Strange Rock.”
The logline: A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode, brought to you by a different voice, takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world. Building on the success of Calm’s Sleep Stories – bedtime stories for grown ups – each relaxing tale is designed to transform how you feel. Transporting the viewer into tranquility through scientifically-engineered narratives, enchanting music and astounding footage, to naturally calm your body and soothe the mind.
“A World of Calm” is co-produced by Calm and Nutopia with Jane Root, Nicola Moody, Michael Acton Smith and Chris Advansun serving as executive producers, and Sara Brailsford and Fiona Caldwell as co-executive producers.