Disney+ is set to screen The Beatles: Get Back, a series of documentary films directed by Peter Jackson.

The Lord of the Rings director was given the task of taking a fresh look at the footage Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot for the film Let it Be, in and around The Beatles' last live performance, on the roof of the Apple building in London in 1969.

Because of the wealth of footage Jackson has reviewed, which he has spent the past three years restoring and editing, The Beatles: Get Back will be presented as three separate episodes.

Peter Jackson

Each episode will be approximately two hours in length, rolling out over three days, November 25, 26 and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

Peter Jackson said: "In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership.

"It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969.

"But it’s not nostalgia - it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible."

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He added, "I’m very grateful to The Beatles, Apple Corps and Disney for allowing me to present this story in exactly the way it should be told.

"I’ve been immersed in this project for nearly three years, and I’m very excited that audiences around the world will finally be able to see it."

"As a huge Beatles fan myself, I am absolutely thrilled that Disney+ will be the home for this extraordinary documentary series by the legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson," said Bob Iger of The Walt Disney Company.

Surviving Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney

"This phenomenal collection of never-before-seen footage offers an unprecedented look at the close camaraderie, genius songwriting, and indelible impact of one of the most iconic and culturally influential bands of all time, and we can’t wait to share The Beatles: Get Back with fans around the world."

The Beatles: Get Back is being made with the enthusiastic support of former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and George Harrison's widow Olivia.

Ahead of the documentary’s Disney+ debut, Apple Corps/Callaway Arts & Entertainment will release The Beatles: Get Back book on October 12.