All of Apple's Original TV Shows and Movies

Apple has dozens of original TV shows and movies in the works for its Apple TV+ streaming service, which debuted on November 1, 2019. In this guide, we've rounded up everything that Apple is working on, including shows that have launched, and upcoming shows and projects that are still in development.

Details about TV shows and movies become clearer as these shows are cast and as episodes are filmed, so for some of these titles, we don't have a lot of information at this time. This guide is updated on a regular basis with all new original content details, and more information on each title can be found on Apple's Apple TV+ press site.



Dickinson (Available)


Dickinson is a comedy about the life of famous American poet Emily Dickinson. The show will offer 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 into her own time. Dickinson is set to premiere on September 14 at the Tribeca TV Festival.


Notable names: Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) star in the series.

See (Available)


See is an epic post apocalyptic drama where the world has been wiped out by a virus. There are survivors, but all of the survivors have been rendered blind.


Notable names: Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) star in the series.

Ghostwriter (Available)


Ghostwriter is a reinvention of the previous popular TV show Ghostwriter. It follows four children brought together by a mysterious ghost in a bookstore, with the children teaming up to release fictional characters from works of literature.



The Morning Show (Available)


"The Morning Show," as the name suggests, is a morning talk show drama that will take a look inside the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.

Apple has signed a deal for two seasons of the show, with the two key stars, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, set to earn $1.25 million per episode.


Notable names: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in the show.

For All Mankind (Available)


"For All Mankind" is a space drama that explores what might have happened in the world if the global space race had never ended.


Notable names: Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon), Michael Dorman (Patriot), and Sarah Jones (The Path) will star in the show. Ronald D. Moore created and wrote the series.

Peanuts - Snoopy in Space (Available)


Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media owner Peanuts Worldwide to produce new "Peanuts" content that will be available on ‌Apple TV‌+. One project that's in development is a short that features astronaut Snoopy, themed around STEM education.


Peanuts in Space follows Snoopy as he pursues his dream to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.

Helpsters (Available)


Apple is partnering with Sesame Workshop to create several TV shows for children. One of the first shows will be called "Helpsters," and it is designed to teach preschoolers the basics of coding. It will feature Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to solve problems.



Truth Be Told (Available)


"Truth Be Told," previously known as "Are You Sleeping," is a drama that is based on a novel by Kathleen Barber. It focuses on the story of a podcast that reopens a murder case, similar to popular podcast "Serial."


The show explores how the reopening of the murder case impacts the victim's daughter and impacts her life. Sarah Koenig, known for her work on "Serial," consulted on the series. Apple has ordered 10 episodes.


Notable names: Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (UnREAL), Haneefah Wood (Nurse Jackie), Moon Bloodgood (Code Black), Billy Miller (Suits), Brett Cullen (Narcos), and Hunter Doohan (Westworld) will have roles in the show.

Servant (Available)


Apple has ordered "Servant," a psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like "Signs," "Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "The Village," and "Split."


The show will follow a young couple who hire a nanny to care for their newborn child, but the child is actually a fake baby and the nanny is also suspicious. Apple has ordered 10 half-hour episodes.


Notable names: Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), and Tony Kebbell (Planet of the Apes) will star.

Little America (Available)


"Little America" is an anthology series that will take a look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and unexpected lives of immigrants in America. Every episode is written by a different writer, with the content collected by Epic Magazine. "Little America" has already been renewed for a second season.


Notable names: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, known for "The Big Sick," are writing the show.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (Coming February 7)


"Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game. Rob McElhenney will play the role of the company's creative director, while other cast members will include F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis. Charlie Day is a producer on the series.


Notable names: F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis, and Rob McElhenney ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") will star.

Amazing Stories (Coming March 6)


"Amazing Stories" is a science fiction and horror anthology series that was created by Steven Spielberg, which ran from 1985 to 1987. Apple has teamed up with Spielberg to revive the show.

The show will focus on a new topic each episode, similar to "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." Apple says that each episode of the series will "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers."


Notable names: Steven Spielberg is set to executive produce. Stars in "Amazing Stories" include Dylan O'Brien ("Maze Runner," "Teen Wolf"), Victoria Pedretti ("You"), Josh Holloway ("Lost," "Yellowstone"), Sasha Alexander ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Shameless") and Robert Forster ("Twin Peaks").

Home Before Dark (Coming April 3)


Home Before Dark is a drama series about Hilde Lysiak, a child journalist who publishes a newspaper called the Orange Street News in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

The show will follow a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father is from, where she unearths a cold case that everyone else in the town had attempted to bury. The story is based on Lysiak's own efforts to report on a murder in Selinsgrove, where she was the first person to expose it.


Notable names: Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, and Adrian Hough will star.

Home Docuseries (Coming April 17)


Home is a documentary series that will offer a never-before-seen look inside the most extraordinary homes in the world and at the minds who dreamed them up. The series sounds similar to "Extraordinary Homes" on Netflix and classic show "MTV Cribs." Apple has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the "Home" docuseries.


Defending Jacob (Coming April 24)


"Defending Jacob" is a thriller based on the best selling William Landay novel of the same name. The show is a drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime in a small Massachusetts town, following a district attorney who is torn between his love for his son and his duty to uphold justice.


Notable names: Chris Evans (Captain America), Jaeden Martell (It), and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) will star.

Trying (Coming May 1)


Trying is a UK series that takes a look at "growing up, settling down, and finding someone to love." The show focuses on Jason and Nikki, a couple who are trying to have a baby but have thus far been unsuccessful.

Notable names: Rafe Spall and Esther Smith will star.

Central Park (Coming summer 2020)


"Central Park" is an an animated TV series developed by Loren Bouchard, known for popular cartoon "Bob's Burgers."

The series is described as a musical comedy that tells the story of a family of caretakers who live in Central Park. Apple has ordered two 13-episode seasons.


Notable names: Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, and Titus Burgess will voice characters.

Visible: Out on Television Docuseries


"Visible: Out on Television" is a five-episode docuseries that explores themes that include invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of LGBTQ characters, and coming out in the TV industry.

The series is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, and Lena Waithe.

Dear... Docuseries (Coming June 5)


"Dear..." is a docuseries that profiles famous people using an "inventive and cinematic approach" that involves sharing letters written by people whose lives the celebrities have touched.The 10-episode series is set to debut in spring 2020.

Notable names: Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, and Big Bird will be subjects of the series.

You Think It, I'll Say It


"You Think It, I'll Say It" is a half-hour comedy series based on the "You Think It, I'll Say It" short story collection by Curtis Sittenfeld, which "upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided."

Damien Chazelle Drama


Apple has signed a deal for a drama series from "La La Land" creator Damien Chazelle, but little is known about the show at this time.

Swagger


"Swagger" is a drama series based on the early life and career of NBA star and Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant. The show was inspired by Durant's experiences as a youth playing basketball, and it will highlight the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball, taking a look into the lives of players, their families, and coaches.

Notable names: Winston Duke, known for his role in "Black Panther," will take on the main role of Ike, a youth basketball coach who used to be a star player.

Little Voice


Little Voice is a romantic drama set in New York, which will feature songs from Sara Bareilles. The show will explore the lives of characters in their early 20s as they struggle to find an authentic voice.

Notable names: J.J. Abrams is producing the series.


Isaac Asimov's Foundation


Apple has purchased the rights to a TV series adaptation of popular sci-fi book series "Foundation" written by sci-fi author Isaac Asimov.

"Foundation" follows psychohistory expert and mathematician Hari Seldon who is able to predict the future. Seldon creates a group called the Foundation to preserve humanity's collective knowledge ahead of the impending fall of the Galactic Empire.

Notable names: Lee Pace will play Brother Day, the Emperor of the Galaxy, while Jared Harris will play Hari Seldon.

Shantaram


Apple is working on a TV adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' 2003 novel "Shantaram." Shantaram is a fictional novel that focuses on a character named Lin, who is a convict that flees an Australian prison and then disappears into the city of Bombay.

Notable names: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy) will star.

Calls


"Calls" is a horror/mystery show adapted from a French TV series of the same name. In France, "Calls" is a short-form series that tells stories based on snippets of audio taken from real-life situations with minimal use of visuals.

Time Bandits


Apple has secured the rights for a TV show based on 1980s fantasy movie "Time Bandits." "Time Bandits" featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy, Kevin, who gets sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.

Kevin and the band of dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting ancient Greece, the Titanic, and more, all while fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the time travel map.

Notable names: Taika Watiti (Thor: Ragnarok) will direct.

Pachinko


Apple has secured the rights to create a TV show based on Min Jin Lee's bestselling novel "Pachinko," which chronicles the lives of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family in Japan. Apple officially ordered eight episodes of the show in March 2019.

The story begins in 1911 with the birth of Sunja, who becomes involved with a married yakuza, falling pregnant and facing ruin in her small village. The town's minister offers her a new life in Japan as his wife, where she is alone, lost, and unable to speak the language. The book then follows the Sunja's family through eight decades and four generations.

Losing Earth Climate Change Project


Apple has purchased the rights to develop a project based on the New York Times Magazine story "Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change."

Written by Nathaniel Rich, "Losing Earth" covers the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989, a decade when "humanity settled the science of climate change and came surprisingly close to finding a solution" but ultimately failed to act due to various political forces. Apple plans to turn the article into a TV show, with Nathaniel Rich to executive produce.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends


"My Glory Was I Had Such Friends" is a TV series based on the 2017 memoir by Amy Silverstein, which follows a group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a life-saving heart transplant.

Notable names: J.J. Abrams will executive produce and Jennifer Garner will star in the show.

Lisey's Story


Lisey's Story is a TV show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The novel, which is a psychological horror with romance elements, is split between Lisey's life in the present time and her dead husband's life (a famous novelist) as she remembers it. Lisey begans to remember things about her husband that she had suppressed while being terrorized in the present by a former fan of her husband's.

Notable names: Stephen King is the writer on the series. Julianne Moore, Dane Dehaan, and Clive Owen will star. J.J. Abrams is executive producing.

Simon Kinberg Sci-Fi Series


Apple has signed a deal for a 10 episode season of a new sci-fi series described as a large budget, ambitious, character driven show.

It will be executive produced and developed by Simon Kinberg, known for his work on the "X-Men" series of movies. No additional info is known on the show as of yet, but it is set to go into production in the summer.

CIA Drama Series


Apple's CIA drama will be based on "Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA," a memoir written by CIA operative Amaryllis Fox. The show will offer a look at a young woman's journey in the CIA.

Notable names: Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) will star.

Severance


"Severance" is an upcoming ‌Apple TV‌+ show that's described as a workplace thriller set at a company that's aiming to take work-life balance to a new level.

Notable names: Adam Scott ("Parks and Rec") and Patricia Arquette will star, and Ben Stiller will direct and produce.

False Flag


Apple is working on an English language adaptation of Israeli TV show "False Flag." The Israeli series focuses on the story of five people who wake up one morning to find themselves implicated in a kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defense Minister.

Mr. Corman


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known for "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Looper," "Inception" and "50/50" is developing a TV show called Mr. Corman for Apple. It's a drama series that follows an elementary school teacher grappling with adulthood in Los Angeles.

Notable names: Joseph-Gordon Levitt is writing and producing the show.

Alabama


"Alabama" is an eight-part comedy drama series that Apple is developing in partnership with the BBC. Plot details aren't yet available.

Notable names: Imelda Staunton, known for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the "Harry Potter" series, is set to star.

The Mosquito Coast


Apple has ordered a series called "The Mosquito Coast" which is based on the 1981 novel of the same name by Paul Theroux, actor Justin Theroux's uncle.

The novel is told from the viewpoint of 14-year-old main character Charlie Fox and focuses on his father, Allie, who is an inventor. Allie becomes critical of American consumerism and culture, deciding to uproot his family and move to La Mosquitia on the Mosquito Coast of Honduras.

Notable names: Justin Theroux will star in the show.

Slow Horses


"Slow Horses" is based on the book series of the same name. It follows a team of British intelligence agents who are delegated to the so-called Slough House department in MI5, which is where washed up spies are placed following failed careers.



Notable names: Gary Oldman will star as Jackson Lamb, the leader of the Slough House spies. Will Smith will write the show.



Boys State Documentary


Apple acquired the rights to "Boys State" a political coming-of-age documentary that examines the health of American democracy.

The film features an experiment in which 1,000 17-year-old boys from across Texas gather together to build a representative government from the ground up, reproducing some of democracy's worst principles and flaws.

Oprah Partnership


Apple has inked a deal for a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey, who will create original programs for ‌Apple TV‌+.

Oprah is working on two documentaries, one on sexual harassment in the workplace and a second on mental illness. Oprah's documentary on mental health will also feature Britain's Prince Harry. It's a multi-part series focusing on mental illness and mental wellness that will feature "global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places."

Oprah's first series, though, will be a worldwide bookclub discussion, called "Oprah's Book Club." The series will feature interviews with authors, and the first interview will be with Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote "The Water Dancer." Oprah will interview Coates for the first episode of the series, which will premiere on November 1. New episodes will be filmed every two months.

Jason Katims Projects


Apple has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Jason Katims, well known producer, writer, and show creator. Katims, who is known for shows like "Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," "Roswell," "Rise," and "About a Boy," will be creating content for Apple under his True Jack Productions banner.

Justin Lin Projects


Apple has signed an exclusive TV development deal with Justin Lin's company, Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Justin Lin is known for directing several of the movies in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, including the 2009 "Fast and Furious" revival movie, "Fast Five," and "Fast and Furious 6." He also directed "Star Trek: Beyond" and has worked on episodes of "Community" and "True Detective."

Alfonso Cuarón Projects


Apple has signed a multi-year deal with director Alfonso Cuarón that will see Cuarón producing TV shows for ‌Apple TV‌+. Cuarón has directed award-winning films that include "Y Tu Mamá También," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Children of Men," "Gravity," and "Roma."

Richard Plepler Projects


Apple is planning to ink a deal with former HBO CEO Richard Plepler who is going to be forming a production company. Under the terms of the deal, Plepler will produce content for Apple.

Sharon Horgan Prokects


Apple has signed an exclusive first look deal with Sharon Horgan, known for creating "Divorce" and "Catastrophe."



Lee Eisenberg Projects


Apple has signed a multi-year content deal with Lee Eisenberg, the co-creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner of ‌Apple TV‌+ series "Little America." Eisenberg will be launching a new production company, Piece of Work Entertainment, and he will create digital media projects exclusively for ‌‌Apple TV‌‌+.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Projects


Apple signed a multi-year agreement with actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for "Seinfeld" and "Veep." Louis-Dreyfus will develop new projects exclusively for ‌Apple TV‌+ as an executive producer and actress.

Pac-12 Talks


Apple met with Pac-12 in 2019 over a potential content deal that could see live sports coming to ‌Apple TV‌+ in the future. The talks are in the early stages and it's. not clear if a deal will materialize.



MGM Talks


Apple is in talks with MGM and could establish a content deal that would perhaps see MGM content coming to ‌Apple TV‌+.



A24


Apple has signed a deal with entertainment studio A24 to produce multiple movies for ‌Apple TV‌+. A24 is responsible for movies like "Moonlight," "Room," "The Witch," "Ex Machina," "The Spectacular Now," "It Comes at Night," "Lady Bird," "The Disaster Artist," "Hereditary," and more.

The first film produced under the A24/Apple partnership will be "On the Rocks," directed by Sofia Coppola and set to star Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. "On the Rocks" will follow a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

The Elephant Queen (Available)


"The Elephant Queen" is a feature-length documentary about an elephant matriarch who leads her herd to find a new watering hole. Apple will release The Elephant Queen in theaters on October 18 before adding it to ‌Apple TV‌+ in November.



Hala (Available)


Hala, directed by Minhal Baig and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, is a coming-of-age movie that follows the life of Hala, a 17-year-old girl attempting to navigate her social life as a teen in Chicago and her obligations as the only child to Pakistani immigrants. Hala will be released in theaters on November 22 before coming to ‌Apple TV‌+ in December.



Prehistoric Planet


"Prehistoric Planet" is a documentary series that will provide a look at the last days of the dinosaurs using CGI to recreate the events.>

Notable names: Jon Favreau will produce and direct.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth


Ahead of Earth Day 2020, Apple is debuting a new animated short film narrated by Meryl Streep. The 36-minute piece will follow a curious 7-year-old who learns about the planet from his parents.

Notable names: Meryl Streep will narrate the film.

Wolfwalkers


Wolfwalkers is an animated film from Cartoon Saloon, a company that Apple has signed a deal with to produce content for ‌Apple TV‌+.


Wolfwalkers, like other Cartoon Saloon films, is set in Ireland. Robyn, an Irish girl, is set on wiping out the demonic, evil wolves until she meets a wild native girl, Mebh, whose friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers.

The Banker


The Banker is a feature film inspired by a true story, focusing on two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Apple will release The Banker in theaters on March 6before adding it to ‌Apple TV‌+ on March 20.


Notable names: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult star in the movie.

A Christmas Carol


Apple picked up the rights to "A Christmas Carol" which is a live action musical that's based on the classic novel "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Notable names: Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds will star.

Beastie Boys Story


Apple acquired the rights to "Beastie Boys Story" a documentary about the band directed by Spike Jonze and penned by Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz. The film will be available in IMAX theaters in a limited release on April 3 before launching on ‌Apple TV‌+ on April 24.





Billie Eilish Documentary


Apple purchased the rights to a Billie Eilish documentary that follows the 17-year-old songwriter's life after the release of her debut album in March 2019. The documentary will be shown on ‌Apple TV‌+ in 2020.

Dads


"Dads," directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard, is a "joyful exploration of contemporary fatherhood." It offers anecdotes and wisdom from celebrities like Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, and more, along with portraits of non-celebrity dads around the world.


Details about Bryce Dallas Howard's dad, Ron Howard, and his partner Brian Grazer, are interspersed throughout the documentary as well.

Masters


Apple has created its own production studio called Masters, which is run by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The first project from Apple's studio will be "Masters of the Air," which is a follow-up series to HBO's "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific."

The show will follow the true story of the American bomber boys in World War III, based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller.

Notable names: Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will executive produce, John Orloff will write the series.

Reviews


Early reviews of several of Apple's TV shows have come in, and they're not great. "For All Mankind" received mostly positive reviewers as did "Dickinson," but media sites were not fans of "The Morning Show" or "See."

A rundown of the reviews can be found in our Apple TV+ review roundup.

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Apple today shared release dates for several of its upcoming Apple TV+ shows that are set to launch during the spring and summer of 2020, and offered first looks at some of the content. "Amazing Stories," a sci-fi anthology series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, is set to premiere on Friday, March 6. "Amazing Stories," which is a reimagining of the original 1980s series, was one of the first shows that Apple picked up for Apple TV+. The show will focus on a new topic each episode, similar to "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." Apple says that each episode of the series will "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers." Stars in "Amazing Stories" include Dylan O'Brien ("Maze Runner," "Teen Wolf"), Victoria Pedretti ("You"), Josh Holloway ("Lost," "Yellowstone"), Sasha Alexander ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Shameless") and Robert Forster ("Twin Peaks"). "Central Park," an animated Apple TV+ series from "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard, will premiere on Apple TV+ this summer. "Central Park" is described as an animated musical comedy that focuses on the Tillermans, a family that lives in and takes care of Central Park. "Defending Jacob," a series starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, will debut on Friday, April 24. The show is a drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime in a small Massachusetts town, following a district attorney who is torn between his love for his son and his duty to uphold justice. "Home Before Dark," a series that focuses on the story

Tim Cook Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Apple TV+ Show 'Little America'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter this weekend to share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of new Apple TV+ show "Little America." The entire first season of the immigrant anthology series debuted on Apple TV+ on Friday. The show was created by Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, and Lee Eisenberg. Each episode in the Apple TV+ series is based on a real-life tale pulled from Epic Magazine, and in the video "Inside Little America," Nanjiani and Gordon discuss what motivated them to bring the stories to the TV screen. When you add up every ambitious dreamer, every daring creator, every impatient striver searching for a better life, you get the story of America. Apple is committed to sharing stories like those in our new series, Little America — stories that matter. pic.twitter.com/9x2bTEad2v— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 18, 2020 "Making a show about immigrants in this day and age, it's going to be seen as political, but we really wanted these to be human stories," says Nanjiani. "These are not stories with any kind of agenda." "A big thing that connects all the episodes is people trying to find a sense of home. Your geographical home is gone, and so you have to find home here. I think that's why people will connect with this. Even if they may not look like these people, they'll feel like these people."The series has received largely positive reviews from critics, who have called it the best ‌Apple TV‌+ show yet. "Little America" has already been renewed for season 2.

Apple Picks Up New Docuseries Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Spike Lee, Oprah and More

Apple has inked a deal for a docuseries called "Dear..." that profiles famous people using an "inventive and cinematic approach" that involves letters written by people whose lives the celebrities have touched, Apple announced today. The 10-episode series, which is set to debut in the spring, will feature Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird, and more. Image Credit: Getty Images, via The Hollywood Reporter The show was inspired by Apple's "Dear Apple" marketing campaign, which saw Apple Watch users read letters sharing how the device has changed their lives. It was created by R.J. Cutler, known for "If I Stay, "The War Room," "American High," and "The September

Meryl Streep to Narrate Animated Short Film About Earth Day for Apple TV+

Acclaimed actress Meryl Streep is set to narrate a forthcoming animated short film about Earth Day for Apple TV+. Getty Images In celebration of Earth Day, which falls on April 22, the 36-minute short will follow a curious seven-year-old who learns about the planet from his parents and visits a mysterious exhibit at the "Museum of Everything," according to Variety. The film is based on The New York Times bestselling book from Jeffers. "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth" will also feature the voices of Chris O'Dowd, Ruth Negga, and Jacob Tremblay. The short film will debut on Apple TV+ on April

First Season of Critically Acclaimed Show 'Little America' Now Available to Stream on Apple TV+

The entire first season of "Little America," an immigrant anthology series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, is now available to stream on Apple TV+. The show features eight half hour episodes that each focus on a different story, from a 12-year-old who has to run a Utah motel on his own after his parents are deported back to India, to a Nigerian grad student who becomes a cowboy. Zachary Quinto, known for "Star Trek," stars in the fourth episode, and other cast members include Jearnest Corchado, John Ortiz, Angela Lin, Kai To, Sophia Xu, Shaun Toub, Shila Vosough Ommi, Eshan Inamdar, Priyanka Bose, and Conphidance. Show creators Nanjiani and Gordon are best known for "The Big Sick," and each story in the series they've created is based on a real-life tale pulled from Epic Magazine. Lee Eisenberg, known for his work on "The Office," is writing and executive producing the show alongside Nanjiani and Gordon. Eisenberg this week signed a multi-year content deal with Apple. The series has received largely positive reviews from critics, who have called it the best ‌Apple TV‌+ show yet. "Little America" has already been renewed for season 2. Apple TV+ is available through the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and select smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio, as well as online at tv.apple.com. The streaming service costs $4.99 per month in the United States, with a seven-day free trial

Apple Releasing 'The Banker' in Theaters in March Following Review of Abuse Accusations

Apple plans to release "The Banker," an original Apple TV+ movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, in theaters in March, reports Variety. The movie was originally meant to premiere at the AFI Fest ahead of a December theatrical release, but Apple delayed its debut after "concerns" surrounding the film were brought to the company's attention. Apple's hesitation came after a family member of one of the men represented in the film accused one of the film's executive producers (another family member) of abuse. Apple investigated the issue and has decided to release the movie. Apple's statement to Variety on the matter:We created Apple TV Plus as a home for stories that matter and believe 'The Banker,' inspired by the brave actions of Bernard Garrett Sr. and Joe Morris, two African American businessmen who brought about positive social change, is one of those stories. We wanted to take the time to understand the situation at hand -- and after reviewing the information available to us, including documentation of the filmmakers' research, we've decided to make this important and enlightening film available to viewers."The Banker" is based on the true story of Bernard Garrett Sr. and Joe Morris, who devised a plan to help African Americans get access to real estate deals and bank loans during the 1960s. Along with Samuel L. Jackson, "The Banker" stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, and Nia Long. Following a theatrical debut on March 6, the film will be released on Apple TV+ on March

Apple TV+ Content 'Home,' 'Central Park,' and 'Beastie Boys' to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Apple today announced that several upcoming Apple TV+ projects are going to debut at the SXSW Film Festival, set to take place from March 13 to March 21. Newly acquired documentary "Beastie Boys Story" will be shown at the festival ahead of its Apple TV+ release on April 24, and Apple will also premiere upcoming TV shows "Central Park" and "Home." Created by Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith, both known for popular TV series "Bob's Burgers," "Central Park" is an animated musical series that tells the story of a family of caretakers who live and work in Central Park and end up saving the world. The animated show features voice work from Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn. "Home," made by the creators of Netflix series "Chef's Table," is a docuseries that's designed to provide viewers with a never-before-seen look inside the "world's most innovative homes." The episode debuting at SXSW will focus on the home of lawyer and science fiction writer Christopher Brown, with the house being described as a "modern interpretation of Native American pit houses," which are huts that were traditionally constructed with mud and grass. There's no word on when these two shows are going to debut on Apple TV+, but a launch could come not too long after their SXSW

Apple and M. Night Shyamalan Sued Over 'Servant' TV Show's Similarity to 2013 Movie 'The Truth About Emanuel'

Apple and M. Night Shyamalan, producer of Apple TV+ show "Servant," are being targeted in a new lawsuit that accuses "Servant" of copying 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel," according to The Blast. "The Truth About Emanuel" director Francesca Gregorini claims that "Servant" appropriates the plot of her movie and uses the same "cinematic language," resulting in a "substantially similar feeling, mood, and theme." Along with parallel plot points, Gregorini says that Servant also features "strikingly similar--and highly idiosyncratic--characters, scenes, directorial choices, and modes of storytelling." Released in 2013 with Kaya Scoddelario and Jessica Biel, "The Truth About Emanuel" involves a 17-year-old babysitter who looks after a baby that turns out to be a doll replacing a baby that has died, which is indeed similar to the plot of "Servant." The lawsuit targets Apple TV+, show creator Tony Basgallop, producer M. Night Shyamalan, and other producers on the series. Shyamalan and the other show creators say that "Servant" was in development prior to the release of "The Truth About Emanuel.""Defendants have arrogantly dismissed Ms. Gregorini's protests by vaguely claiming that Servant was in development long before Emanuel was made, and that any similarity is a coincidence. Indeed, Mr. Shyamalan and Mr. Basgallop implausibly claim they have never seen Emanuel--apparently not even curious enough to watch after hearing Ms. Gregorini's objections. Worse, Apple has brought stonewalling to a new level by simply referring inquiries to Mr. Shyamalan's lawyer (who

Apple Buys Rights to Beastie Boys Documentary Directed by Spike Jonze

Apple has acquired the rights to "Beastie Boys Story" a documentary about the band directed by Spike Jonze and penned by Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, reports Deadline. Under the terms of the deal, the film will be available in IMAX theaters in a limited release on April 3 before launching on Apple TV+ on April 24. Image Credit: Ilpo Musto/REX/Shutterstock The release of the documentary comes ahead of the 26th anniversary of the release of "Ill Communication," the band's fourth album. Spike Jonze originally directed the music video for the hit song "Sabotage." "Beastie Boys Story" is described as a live documentary experience that focuses on the history and the legacy of the group and its personal story. It's based on the "Beastie Boys Book," published in October 2018, and will feature Horovitz and Diamond discussing their long running friendship and rise to

Apple Inks Content Creation Deal With Lee Eisenberg, Co-Creator of Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Little America'

Apple has signed a multi-year content deal with Lee Eisenberg, the co-creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner of Apple TV+ series "Little America," reports Variety. Eisenberg will be launching a new production company, Piece of Work Entertainment, and he will create digital media projects exclusively for Apple TV+. Image credit: Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Eisenberg is one of several film industry creators that have inked deals with Apple. Apple has content deals with Alfonso Cuaron, Jon Chu, Justin Lin, Jason Katims, and more. Along with "Little America," Eisenberg is known for his work on "The Office," where he served as a writer and co-executive producer. He has also worked on screenplays that include "Year One" and "Bad Teacher." "Little America," Eisenberg's first Apple TV+ show, is set to debut this Friday on January 17. "Little America" is an anthology series that highlights the stories of immigrants, and it was produced by Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily V. Gordon, among others. The series has received largely positive reviews from critics, who have called it the best Apple TV+ show yet. "Little America" has already been renewed for season

Apple to Show Off Apple TV+ Show 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' at PAX South

The PAX South gaming convention is set to take place this Friday in San Antonio, Texas, and Apple is listed as one of the exhibitors. At the event, Apple will have a booth for "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," an upcoming Apple TV+ comedy that follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular online game. "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" was created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, known for their work on long running TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." McElhenney will star in the show as the gaming company's creative director, but Day does not have a role. "Mythic Quest" also stars F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis. This will mark Apple's first time at PAX South, and some of the show's stars could potentially be in attendance at the event. "Mythic Quest" is set to launch on Friday, February 7, while PAX South will take place from January 17 to January 19. Thanks, Aaron!

Dave Bautista Joins Apple TV+ Show 'See' for Second Season

Dave Bautista, known for his role as Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy," has signed on to star in the second season of Apple TV+ series "See," reports Deadline. Bautista will star alongside Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa, who were in the first series of the show. "See," for those who haven't watched, is a sci-fi series that takes place in the future. Image credit: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock Everyone has gone blind because of a deadly virus, but the children of Baba Voss (Momoa) have the now-mythic gift of sight and must be protected. Along with his role in multiple "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Avengers" movies, Bautista is also known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation in the early 2000s. He has also been in movies that include "Riddick" and "Blade Runner 2049," but "See" will be his first major television role. Apple renewed several of its TV shows for second seasons in November, including "See," "For All Mankind," "Dickinson," and "The Morning Show." There's no word yet on when the second season of "See" will

'The Morning Show' Actor Billy Crudup Wins 2020 Critics' Choice Award

Billy Crudup has won a 2020 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Cory Ellison in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show." The full list of winners is available here. This represents the first major award won by Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series last month, while stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series, but competitors won in both categories. "The Morning Show" was widely panned by critics upon the launch of Apple TV+, but they were only provided with the first three episodes to watch. The series has a strong audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and as more episodes came out in the series, some critics began to view the show more favorably