Apple is spending billions on TV shows and series. We’ve put together an Apple TV+ guide for all of the original content that the company has right now, and will have in the future. We learned during the March 2019 keynote that the content will be available this fall. The list will be updated continuously, so be sure to bookmark this page.
Truth Be Told
One of the new shows coming, Apple is working with Reece Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine. Based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber. The show will star Octavia Spencer. Apple has officially signed a 10-episode season. Actors will include Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefah Wood.
Apple is working with Steven Spielberg to bring back his Amazing Stories series, which ran for two seasons in the 1980s. So far Apple has committed to 10 episodes, with Bryan Fuller as showrunner.
The Morning Show
Reece Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will star in a as-yet-untitled drama. It’s not a morning talk show, but a drama about creating a morning talk show. Apple has committed to two seasons of 10 episodes, each lasting an hour. The writer and executive producer is Jay Carson, who previously produced House of Cards.
For All Mankind
Ronald Moore—who made the remake of Battlestar Galactica—has been signed on by Apple for a new sci-fi series. The series is called For All Mankind, and it will be co-executive produced by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. The series will explore what would happen if the global space race never ended.
Home will be a show that 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.” Apple has committed to one season of 10 episodes, each lasting an hour. It will be a documentary series produced by Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser.
See will be a futuristic drama written by Steve Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games). There is no release date yet, and the number of seasons or episodes Apple has ordered is also unknown.
Kristen Wiig Comedy
Under Apple, Kristen Wiig will star in her own comedy series. It will be created and produced by Colleen McGuinness. Apple has committed to one season of 10 episodes, each lasting a half hour. The series doesn’t have a title yet.
Vital Signs will be a miniseries produced by Dr. Dre. Each episode will focus on a specific emotion, and will be a semi-autobiographical story of Dr. Dre’s life. The miniseries was originally rumored to be released in August. Since it hasn’t, we don’t know if Apple canceled the project or is holding onto it for a future release.
Drama by Damien Chazelle
Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) will write and produce every episode of a new drama series for Apple. There are no details yet, but the series will be executive produced by Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.
Apple originally considered the series back in February as a straight-to-series production, and now it’s past consideration and officially under the Apple brand. Written by Emily V. Gordon, Lee Eisenberg, and Kumail Nanjiani, Little America is inspired by true stories featured in Epic Magazine.
6 thoughts on “Apple TV+ Guide: All of the Original Video Content [Update]”
Love you Andrew, but I doubt anyone will be bookmarking a page that calls For All Mankind a Ronald Moore Sci-Fi series that doesn’t have a title yet. There’s been at lease one trailer and one teaser that I know of.
Thanks for the reminder, I just gave the guide a makeover 🙂
Anyone else bothered by how crappy apple names stuff these days?
iTunes lets you rent/buy movies. Apple Music lets you subscribe to video.
How about they call it Apple Entertainment and make a coherent whole out of this crap mire they’ve created. I know it might require them to stop their major innovations, like last year’s amazing wrist strap color innovations of yellow and orange, but you know, it might be worth it to add coherence to the product line rather than modeling it to universe dying entropy.
Yes. Yes. I think those “on the inside” are losing sight of it.
Example: I know I forget about it when I rent movies from iTunes because I’m so used to it. But I’m not an Apple music subscriber, and I’m still puzzled about having to subscribe to Apple Music to see their new original TV Shows. A big, serious, WTF.
A couple months ago I took the 3 month Apple Music trial and I am going to continue to subscribe. I didn’t think that would ever happen, but I was spending more than $10 a month buying tracks. Anyway I am looking forward to seeing Apple TV+, I need something more than just mindless reality show offering such as Undercover Cake Makeover.
Side note. I have gone back to binge reading hard copy books.
Not sure it’s the bland names or the confused features each provide. Meanwhile I have to get back to syncing my media to my phone at least 4 times, for every time I did it under iTunes.