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Press Release November 3, 2021

Apple TV+ Original podcast “Hooked" debuts November 3 on Apple Podcasts

Hosted by journalist Josh Dean, the series explores an engineer turned prolific bank robber driven by opioid addiction
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The first three episodes of “Hooked” are available today on Apple Podcasts, with new episodes rolling out weekly on Wednesdays.

Apple TV+ today debuts the new original nine-part podcast “Hooked,” exploring the true story of Tony Hathaway, whose addiction to legally prescribed opioids led him to spiral from a top engineer to becoming one of the most prolific bank robbers in American history. The first three episodes are available today on Apple Podcasts and via RSS, with new episodes rolling out weekly on Wednesdays.

Hosted by journalist and Campside Media founder Josh Dean (“Chameleon: The Hollywood Con Queen,” “The Clearing”), and featuring interviews conducted over three years with Hathaway, his family, law enforcement and others involved in this remarkable story, “Hooked” delves into the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic told through the lens of one man’s remarkable descent into addiction and crime.

“Hooked” is produced by Campside Media. Executive producers are Vanessa Grigoriadis, Adam Hoff, Matt Shaer, Mark McAdam and Josh Dean.

Apple Podcasts is the best place for listeners to discover, enjoy and support their favorite podcasts, featuring millions of shows in more than 100 languages, available for free in over 170 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay, iTunes on Windows, and other smart speakers and car systems. Apple Original podcasts have included “The Line,” “For All Mankind: The Official Podcast,” “Foundation: The Official Podcast” and “The Problem With Jon Stewart: The Official Podcast,” which debuted as the No. 1 podcast in all categories.

Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 155 wins and 541 awards nominations in less than two years.

About Apple TV+

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