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) will star.

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) and Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave) will star.

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.

Little America (Coming January 17)


"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.

Amazing Stories


"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.

Apple has ordered 10 new episodes of "Amazing Stories" and is spending more than $5 million per episode.


Notable names: Steven Spielberg is set to executive produce.

Home


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.

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.

Servant (Coming Nov. 28)


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 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.

Central Park


"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.

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.

Home Before Dark


Apple ordered 10 episodes of 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: Brooklyn Price (The Florida Project) 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.

Mythic Quest (Filming Finished)


Apple has ordered a half-hour scripted comedy show created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, which is set in a video game development studio. Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day are best known for popular comedy show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which the duo have starred in since 2005 alongside Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito.


Notable names: F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis, and Rob McElhenney will star.

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.

Defending Jacob


"Defending Jacob" is a thriller based on the best selling William Landay novel of the same name. The book covers the murder of a 14-year-old boy and his friend Jacob, who may have committed the crime.

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

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") will star, and Ben Stiller will 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.



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.

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.



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.

Hala


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.


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 December 6 before adding it to ‌Apple TV‌+ in January.


Notable names: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult will 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.

Untitled Music Documentary


Apple has signed a deal for an untitled documentary presented by Oprah Winfrey and created by Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.

The film will explore alleged sexual misconduct in the music industry, following a former music executive who struggles with whether or not to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable music industry executive.

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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Dane Dehaan, known for his starring role in "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ series "Lisey's Story," which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, reports Deadline. Dehaan is joining Julianne Moore, who is playing Lisey, and Clive Owen, who will be taking on the role of Lisey's deceased husband and novelist Scott Landon. Image credit: Dane Dehaan "Lisey's Story" is a psychological horror with romance elements, split between Lisey's life in the present and her dead husband's life as she remembers it. Lisey starts to recall things about her husband that she had suppressed, while being terrorized in the present by a former fan of her husband's. Dehaan will be playing the role of Jim Dooley, the aforementioned fan who is trying to get Lisey to release her husband's unpublished work. "Lisey's Story" is a limited series that will feature eight episodes all written by Stephen King. There's no word on when "Lisey's Story" is set to be released, but given that it's still in the casting stages, we won't be seeing it on Apple TV+ until sometime next

Apple TV+ Movie 'The Banker' AFI Fest Premiere Canceled as Apple Investigates Film 'Concerns' [Update: Theatrical Release Delayed Too]

Upcoming Apple TV+ film "The Banker" was set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Hollywood on Thursday, but its debut has been postponed by Apple, reports Deadline. Apple is holding the show to investigate "recently uncovered and potentially damaging charges" surfaced by a family member of the late Bernard Garrett Sr, who the movie is based on. In a statement, Apple said that "concerns" surrounding the film were brought to the company's attention, and its premiere has been delayed as Apple investigates.We purchased The Banker earlier this year as we were moved by the film's entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy. Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering The Banker at AFI Fest."The Banker" is based on the true story of Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris, who devised a plan to help African Americans get access to real estate deals and bank loans during the 1960s. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as Joe Morris and Anthony Mackie as Bernard Garett, along with Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long. Apple has already set a theatrical release date of December 6 for the movie, and it's not yet clear if it will still come out on that date. Following its theatrical debut, "The Banker" was set to come out on Apple TV+. Update: Apple has delayed the theatrical release of "The Banker" and it's not yet clear if and when the movie will see a

Apple Shares 'For All Mankind' Featurette on Creating the World for the Apple TV+ Show

Apple this afternoon shared a new featurette video that delves into the world creation for Apple TV+ show "For All Mankind." "For All Mankind" imagines what the world might have been like had the global space race never ended and the space program remained a priority, telling the story through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families. From the lunar surface of the moon to the precise recreation of the original Mission Control, the level of authenticity and attention to detail that brought For All Mankind to life is astounding. Hear from the Executive Producers and crew members regarding the incredible care and craft that went into building the sets, finding the real-life props and designing the wardrobes for this nostalgic, alternate history drama.Created by Ronald D. Moore, "For All Mankind" is one of the launch shows for Apple TV+. Apple has thus far released five episodes, with a new episode set to come out on Friday. The show stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones, and Jodi

'The Morning Show' Producers on Negative Reviews: 'There Were a Lot of Apple Haters and Wanting Apple to Fail'

A few weeks after the premiere of Apple TV+, the executive producers of "The Morning Show" have decided to respond to the show's more negative critics at the Recode Code Media conference in Los Angeles (via Recode). According to Mimi Leder and Kerry Ehrin, many of the negative reviews came from writers who went into the show with the purpose of hating it, due to Apple. Leder summed this up by stating that some reviews "felt like an attack on Apple." “When those reviews came in, I didn’t know what show they were watching. And I just kind of thought they were nuts,” said Leder, director and executive producer of the show, who is known for her previous work on shows like ER and The West Wing. “I just felt there were a lot of Apple haters and wanting Apple to fail.” “We’re focused on the story we’re telling, the characters. We’re inside of it. So when you see reviews that are looking at it from the whole business aspect, like, ‘What is Apple doing?’ and, ‘They spent this much money on it’ — it’s kind of separate from us.” "The Morning Show" has its fair share of both critics and fans, currently sitting at a 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with a more favorable 95 percent audience score. Leder referenced statistics like these and said, "The good news is that people love the show, and we love the show, and that's what matters." At the same time, another Apple TV+ show is getting ready to launch on the service in just over a week. On November 28, Apple will debut the first three episodes of "Servant" from producer M. Night Shyamalan, and afterwards new episodes will

Apple Plans Adaptation of 'Slow Horses' Espionage Novels for Apple TV+ With Gary Oldman as Lead

Two weeks after Apple TV+ debuted, Apple today greenlit a new drama series called "Slow Horses" for its streaming service. The show is based on a book series of the same name by author Mick Herron, and will star Gary Oldman (via The Hollywood Reporter). Image by Tasos Katopodis/WireImage via THR The "Slow Horses" series follows a team of British intelligence agents who are delegated to the so-called Slough House department in MI5, where washed-up spies are placed following failed careers. Oldman is set to play Jackson Lamb, the leader of the Slough House spies who are looking to get back into the spy game by any means necessary. The show will be written by stand-up comedian Will Smith, who previously worked on HBO's "Veep." Producers include Graham Yost, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, and Douglas Urbanski. Apple TV+ is currently available for $4.99 per month and offers shows like "The Morning Show," "See," "Dickinson," and "For All Mankind." M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "Servant" will be launching this Thanksgiving, followed by the film "The Banker" in December.

Apple Shares New Trailer for Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Servant'

Apple this evening shared a new trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ show "Servant," which is set to come out in just over two weeks. This particular clip shows a doll maker creating Jericho, the lifelike fake baby that plays a starring role in the show. "Servant" is a thriller produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like "Signs," "Glass," "Split," and more. The movie follows a Philadelphia couple who hire a nanny to look after their "child" following a tragedy. Based on the trailers that have been shown so far, including the newest trailer, a couple loses a child and then adopts Jericho, a rather real-looking fake baby. The nanny that's hired to look after Jericho turns out to be unusual herself, leading to a series of strange events. "Servant" will be the first major new series to come to Apple TV+ following its November 1 launch, with the show set to debut on Thursday, November 28. "Servant" is a shorter form show that will feature 10 30 minute episodes. If you're interested in discussing Apple's new TV shows, make sure to head over to the new MacRumors Apple TV+ forum.

Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler in Talks With Apple About Apple TV+ Production Deal

Former HBO CEO and chairman Richard Plepler is in talks with Apple about an exclusive Apple TV+ production deal, reports Deadline. Plepler is planning to launch a production company and is currently negotiating a deal that would land him with Apple, producing content for Apple's streaming television service. Image credit: REX/Shutterstock Plepler, known for his showmanship, creative instincts and willingness to take risks, had been a key driving force behind HBO's success over the past couple of decades. He was elevated to HBO CEO in 2012. Before that he was co-president.Plepler left HBO in February after spending 30 years at the company and has reportedly spent the last several months exploring different opportunities. According to Deadline, Plepler was not interested in returning to TV as an executive, but was instead looking for opportunities as a producer. The talks are being conducted by Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who have been spearheading Apple's television efforts. Apple has already signed production deals with multiple companies, including A24, Imagine Documentaries, and Oprah Winfrey, plus it has established deals with producers and directors like Jason Katims, Alfonso Cuaron, and Justin

Apple Shares Featurette on Making of 'Ghostwriter' Apple TV+ Show

Apple this morning shared a new "First Look" featurette covering "Ghostwriter," one of the TV shows that launched on Apple TV+ when it became available in early November. "Ghostwriter" on Apple TV+ is a remake of the of the original "Ghostwriter" series that aired on PBS from 1992 to 1995. It follows the story of a group of kids who discover a ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, going on to solve fiction-related mysteries to learn more about it. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business.Andrew Orenstein, producer of "Ghostwriter," says that he hopes kids will watch each episode to see how the mystery plays out before going back to rewatch it to find all of the easter eggs. "Ghostwriter" is one of the Apple TV+ shows aimed at children along with "Helpsters," a show from the makers of "Sesame Street" that's aimed at teaching young kids the basics of coding. Apple has other TV shows aimed at children in the works, but at the current time, "Ghostwriter" and "Helpsters" are the only two kids shows available. Apple TV+ is available on multiple platforms for $4.99 per month. Separately, on its Apple YouTube channel, Apple today shared a trailer for "What the Golf," one of the games that's available on Apple Arcade. Apple has been sharing trailers for some of the more popular Apple Arcade games in recent weeks, presumably with the aim of luring in new subscribers. Apple Arcade offers access to over 90

Adam Scott Cast as Lead in Upcoming Apple TV+ Thriller 'Severance'

Actor Adam Scott has been cast as the lead in Apple's latest project for Apple TV+, called "Severance" (via The Hollywood Reporter). The show is described as a workplace thriller set at a company "looking to take work-life balance to a new level." Image via Wikimedia Commons "Severance" is being produced by Ben Stiller, and was created by Dan Erickson. The show comes from Endeavor Content, which also produces Apple TV+ shows like "See" and the upcoming "Truth Be Told." Apple has yet to announce a launch date for "Severance," but it has been ordered straight-to-series with a 10-episode first season. Recently, all of the major launch shows for Apple TV+ received second season orders from the company. Head to the MacRumors Apple TV+ forum to join in discussions for all of the new shows that have launched, and will soon launch, on Apple's streaming

Apple Shares Featurette on the Creation of Apple TV+ Show 'See'

Apple this evening shared a behind the scenes look on how the world behind one of its new Apple TV+ shows, "See," was created. "See" is one of the Apple TV+ launch shows, starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. It features a postapocalyptic setting where much of the world has been wiped out by a virus, and the survivors are all blind. Enough time has passed that sight has become a myth, and it is forbidden to speak of, though two children are born with the capability. The video features Francis Lawrence, who directed the series, talking about how the buildings and environments in "See" were constructed. The "See" crew had a team of advisors who are blind providing instruction on everything from how buildings would be built to how people would live and interact. Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, but Apple has also made it available for free to everyone who purchased an Apple TV, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad after September 10,

Apple Renews 'See,' 'For All Mankind,' 'Dickinson,' and 'The Morning Show' for Season 2

Apple TV+ has been out for less than a week, but Apple has already renewed several of the first TV shows that launched on the service. As noted by Variety, "See," "For All Mankind," "Dickinson," and "The Morning Show" will all get a second season. Of those, "The Morning Show" already had a two-season order and second season episodes are being filmed, but the other renewals are new. Several of Apple's TV shows like "The Morning Show" and "See" received less than stellar reviews from critics, but they seem to be faring better with viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, for example, "See" has a critic score of 41 percent (rotten), but an audience score of 83 percent. "The Morning Show" has a critic score of 62 percent and an audience score of 95 percent, and similar scores can be seen for most of Apple's TV shows. Apple has not provided details on how many people have signed up for an Apple TV+ subscription nor how many views its shows have received so far, but Variety says that sources "close to Apple" claim the service has drawn "millions of users" spending more than an hour on the Apple TV+ platform. Apple insiders are said to be impressed by the "volume of activity" on the platform and that most viewers who watched one episode of one of the four main series watched at least one or two more. Apple is said to believe that those metrics suggest viewers are responding well to the shows, leading to the renewals. Apple on Friday will release new episodes of "See," "For All Mankind," and "The Morning Show" as these shows launched with just three episodes available. All of

'See' Director Used Blind Consultants, an Evolutionary Biologist, and Survivalist When Filming

"See" director Francis Lawrence, who also directed the "Hunger Games" movies, recently sat down for an interview with Business Insider where he shared some details on the filming of "See" and the research that went into the show. According to Lawrence, rumors that "See" cost $240 million for two seasons were incorrect. "See" is "an expensive show," said Lawrence, but that budget "got blown out of proportion." It's nowhere near the scale of other big shows like "Game of Thrones." When filming "See," Lawrence had a "think tank" with blind consultants, an evolutionary biologist, and a survivalist to brainstorm ideas. "See," for those unfamiliar with the show, is set in a post-apocalyptic timeline where most of the world was wiped out by a virus, and those who were left were rendered blind.How long after civilization had vanished does the story take place and what would things look like and what would remain? We built out a blindness bootcamp with our consultants and [figured out] how that crosses over with our art and props department. What do the huts [in the village] look like? How are people navigating?The actors in the show are made to look blind using special effects rather than contacts, as Lawrence said that it was impractical to use contacts for so many people due to the risk of cornea issues and the cost of hiring optometrists. While much of the cast of "See" can see, some of the main tribe are low vision or blind. "See" aimed to find low vision or blind actors, and hopes to improve upon that in the second season.Primarily the cast can see. Some of our