Apple TV: All the shows you need to look out for
Apple TV: We round up a list of shows that are currently available on Apple’s newly launched streaming device and those that will be launched soon
Apple TV is all set to release some exciting new TV shows and series as it steps into the world of online streaming. And why not, because the future of entertainment is online; streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime have proven that already with their success. The service was launched on November 1, 2019 and will be available exclusively on the new Apple TV app. Here are some of the TV shows that one can find on Apple TV. Keep in mind that there are several others that have not announced a release date or any other details about the show:
The Morning Show
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, The Morning Show quite literally is about the making of a morning show. Not only will the show delve into the intricacies of what it means to produce a TV show, but according to Witherspoon, the show “pulls back the curtain on the power dynamic between men and women in the high-stakes world of a morning news show.”
This TV show will feature a post-apocalyptic world where there is no sense of sight left. A virus spreads all over the world, killing millions and sparing only a handful of people who have all been left permanently blind. It stars Jason Mamoa and Alfre Woodard.
For All Mankind
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones, this series will explore what life would have been like if the Soviets had beat the Americans in sending man to the moon.
If you thought that Apple did not have content for children, you thought wrong. Helpsters is an educational children’s program to help them develop critical developmental skills. It also teaches children the importance of helping others.
Snoopy in Space
This fun series will show the world famous Snoopy and his adventures in space. According to the trailer, the series will be about his journey of becoming an astronaut.
Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, this psychological thriller will feature ten episodes, thirty minutes long each. No other detail of the show is out yet but a 16-second creepy trailer sets the tone for what one can expect from the show.
Truth Be Told
Starring Octavia Spencer, Truth Be Told is based on a hit podcast that brings a murder case back into the limelight.
After seeing them work together for the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, based on the true story of how they met, husband-and-wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily v. Gordon are producing an anthology series about immigrants called Little America.
If you like period dramas, then Dickinson is the right TV show for you. It’s a 19th century coming-of-age comedy about the life of Emily Dickinson. Starring Hailee Steinfeld (who you might have seen in Pitch Perfect 2 and 3), the show is “a comedic look into Dickinson’s world, exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view,” according to Variety.
The Ghost Writer
Apple describes this as, “A reinvention of the beloved original series follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.”
The Mosquito Coast
Based on the novel with the same name, The Mosquito Coast will feature Justin Theroux. The Daily Beast describes the story to be about an “an unhappy American heads for the jungle to create a mad utopian civilization.”
This show is written and produced by Joseph Gordon Levitt, who has several hits to his credit. Levitt, who will also be starring in the show, plays the role of an elementary school teacher and his life in L.A.
An eight-episode series, Lisey’s Story will feature the magnificent Julliane Moore and will be an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. The novel is a wonderful amalgamation of psychological horror and romance as the plot revolves around Lisey in present day, telling the story of her dead husband.
Oprah and Prince Harry take on mental health
Prince Harry announced this partnership on the official Instagram account of the royal family. The post said the following about the partnership: “The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive.”
This TV series will showcase the last days of dinosaurs before they went extinct. The series will naturally feature a lot of CGI work and will be produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.
According to a report from Deadline, Apple has signed a two-season, 26-episode order for a new animated music comedy called Central Park. Starring Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Titus Burgess, Stanley Tucci, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn, the story, according to Deadline, revolves around “a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central Park, end up saving the park, and basically the world.”
This documentary series will feature 10 episodes, with the show duration being an hour. Produced by Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser, it will “offer viewers a never-before-seen look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes, and delves into the minds of the people who built them.”
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
Featuring Jennifer Garner, this show is based on the life of a woman awaiting a heart surgery, and the women in her life who support her through it. From what it appears, the show will highlight what supportive female relationships mean in a woman’s life in this day and age.
Chris Evans, famously known for his Captain America Avatar in the Marvel universe, plays the father of a 14-year-old boy who has been accused of murder.
This interesting TV series is based on a critically acclaimed article, titled “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change,” published in The New York Times Magazine. It talks about how some scientists tried to slow down the effects of climate change between 1979 and 1989.
Originally a French show, Apple has bought the rights to make an English version. There are ten episodes, and each episode will feature a playback of an audio recording, such as sounds of a 911 call or a voicemail. These audio clips will all come together at the end to tell the story of an apocalyptic tragedy.
Based on a best-selling novel, Pachinko is about four generations of a Korean immigrant family.
Apple has paired up with an Irish animation studio, called Cartoon Saloons, to produce an animated series about a young hunter and her father who arrive to Ireland to wipe out the last pack of evil wolves. The show, which does not have a release date yet, will be good for children and adults alike.
Apple has won the right to develop a series on the book, Shantaram. This Gregory David Roberts novel revolves around an escaped convict from a maximum security Australian prison. He then disappears into the Bombay underground in India.
Originally released in 1981, this classic fantasy-adventure film was a time-travelling tale of a young boy who hops around with a group of thieves. Apple is producing a two-part series of the film.
NBA fans can rejoice because Swagger is a drama series based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant. According to Variety, “it will explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their families, and coaches.”
Damien Chazelle drama series
The writer behind La La Land and Whiplash will be writing a drama series for Apple. Currently, no other details are available
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
The third season of James Cordon’s very famous Carpool Karaoke series is coming to Apple TV. If you aren’t already familiar with the show’s format, let us elaborate. Cordon has celebrities jumping in a car that he drives around and they all sing along to songs on the radio.
Planet of the Apps
This reality TV show will feature app developers who pitch their ideas to celebrity judges Will.i.am, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Gary Vaynerchuk. The first season has 10 episodes and each episode is an hour long.