‘The Beatles: Get Back’ trailer glimpses band’s breakup drama

The Beatles are coming back together after more than 50 years apart. Well, sort of.

Acclaimed director Peter Jackson’s upcoming docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back” will give fans a much-needed nostalgic dose of the iconic British rock group.

A four-minute trailer was released on Wednesday and shows long-lost, restored archival footage from the Beatles’ old days and vintage band interviews.

The series will feature the foursome’s intriguing songwriting and singing processes, as well as the struggles they underwent as friends and bandmates.

Much of the special will showcase never-before-seen footage from the group’s January 1969 recording session and final live London show on the rooftop of Apple Corps headquarters on Savile Row.

Members Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon ultimately parted ways in 1970 after a decade on the road together.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison are seen in a scene from the upcoming Peter Jackson docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back,” coming to Apple TV+.
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The miniseries will debut on Disney+ over the course of three days, starting Nov. 25.

“The best bit of us always has been, and always will be, when we’re … backs against the wall,” McCartney says in the teaser.

“The footage has been locked in a vault for half a century unseen … until now,” reads a plain black-and-white message in the clip, ramping up the nostalgia and intrigue.

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The trailer for Peter Jackson’s docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back” gives a glimpse of behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s final year.
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The trailer then cuts to the youthful Fab Four rocking colorful 1960s-era fashions while harmonizing and rehearsing for their upcoming show, featuring new material reportedly filmed for a TV show and musical documentary. The 1969 concert was their first live performance in three years.

The trailer also chronicles the band as they face pressure to record, cut and release an album in just two weeks.

“It’s going to be such a comical thing, like, in 50 years’ time,” McCartney ponders in the video. “They broke up because Yoko [Ono, Lennon’s soon-to-be wife] sat on an amp. None of us has had the idea of what the show is gonna be.”

The docuseries also follows the group as they try to pen 14 new songs for their album. The songs would later be used in the records “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be.”

Filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg previously recorded all of the scenes over a period of three weeks before the UK concert, including about 57 hours of behind-the-scenes film from the 1969 performance. The unearthed footage was found in Lindsay-Hogg’s underrated 1970 television documentary “Let It Be,” which took a gander at issues and tensions in the lead-up to the band’s final years.

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The miniseries will debut on Disney+ over three days, starting Nov. 25.
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Jackson, 59, is the only individual to earn access to those precious recordings in five decades. The “Lord of the Rings” director looked through about 60 hours of long-lost films, as well as 150 hours of unheard audio.

McCartney, Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, George Harrison’s widow Olivia and filmmaker Jackson are all executive producers on the program.

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