Mindfulness is all the rage these days and for good reason. As COVID-19 rages ever on, and the world seems in a constant state of disarray, it’s important to find a semblance of peace and calm. That’s why apps like Headspace and Calm are more popular than ever—both provide meditations and sleep practices to put us into a more comfortable state of mind.
And now, Calm is making the step from your phone to your television. HBO Max will air a new TV series, A World of Calm, in partnership with the creators of the Calm App and Nutopia. The innovative, half-hour show will help lull viewers to sleep with soothing imagery and narration. A-list stars like Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves will provide that narration.
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Here’s the full synopsis for A World of Calm from an HBO Max press release:
A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world. Building on the record-breaking success of Calm’s Sleep Stories™ – bedtime stories for grown ups with over 250m listens – 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. Each story is brought to life by a different iconic voice.
Honestly, does anything sound better than Keanu Reeves and Oscar Isaac lulling you to sleep?
The series is the first in HBO Max’s Health and Wellness space. There’s no current release date, but we know that the show will be ten episodes. As big fans of Calm’s Sleep Stories, we can’t wait to see how this project comes together.
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