Apple Music's upcoming Carpool Karaoke spinoff series has dropped its first full trailer, and if it's possible, the show looks like it may be even more fun than its late night inspiration.
The series features 16 celeb pairings, some likely (Alicia Keys and John Legend), some unlikely (Billy Eichner and Metallica), all pretty perfect for the purposes of the show. The basic format remains largely unchanged from the viral hit "Late Late Show" segment -- celebs drive around L.A. singing along to hit songs -- though there's an added dimension of fan interaction, with stars also heading into places like grocery stores and bars to encourage others to join them in their musical adventures. The definition of "car" is pretty loose, too, with one singalong taking place in a helicopter.
In one major tweak, "Late Late Show" host James Corden is largely absent from the proceedings (aside from an appearance in an episode with Will Smith), similar to how Spike's "Lip Sync Battle," a spinoff from the wildly popular "Tonight Show" segment, is Jimmy Fallon-free. But based on what we've seen from this trailer so far, it doesn't look like the celebs need much direction from the host, belting and bantering with ease. (Legend's quip about old white women mistaking him for Pharrell is pretty hilarious, as is a tipsy Blake Shelton's inability to say the word "carpool.")
There's no official premiere date for "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" yet, though Apple Music teases it's "coming soon."