‘Carpool Karaoke’ is going to be a series on Apple Music without James Corden

Streaming service has ordered 16 episodes of the popular segment from 'The Late Late Show'

A standalone Carpool Karaoke series is coming to Apple Music.

The streaming service has commissioned 16 episodes of the popular segment from The Late Late Show With James Corden. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series’ host will be announced shortly, and Corden is not expected to take part.

The new episodes, which will air first exclusively on Apple Music, will be added to the streaming service weekly, with episode one expected to debut “soon”.


Ben Winston, the executive producer of The Late Late Show With James Corden, whose production company will be involved in making the new series, said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series of Carpool Karaoke. The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?”

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It had been rumoured since February that a standalone Carpool Karaoke series was in the works. The popular segment, which recently saw Corden joined by Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott, will continue to be a part of The Late Late Show‘s lineup, distinct from the new series.