Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined HBO Max's "A World of Calm" as one of the narrators. The series is based on the popular meditation app Calm and will also feature Oscar winner Kate Winslet, the streamer said in a statement. The two actors join an impressive list of global stars already aboard the show -- Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves.
The 10-episode show, which will be launched on October 1, will build on the "Sleep Stories" from the Calm app and is being described as a totally new type of television experience that combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars. Each half-hour episode will take audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world with settings for the stories ranging from a noodle maker's shop in Seattle to the outer reaches of space.
The series 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.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been listed by Variety amongst one of the top contenders for the 'Best Supporting Actress' category at the Oscars this year. She's expected to take home the prestigious Academy Award for her upcoming Netflix film, 'The White Tiger'. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name. Her character in the film is something fans have never witnessed her doing before and is already being touted as one of the best so far.