Apple TV+ Guide: All of the Original Video Content [Update]


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Swagger

The latest series that Apple is creating is a drama based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant. It’s called Swagger and it will explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their families, and coaches. It will be produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television, alongside Kevin’s own Thirty Five Media.

Carpool Karaoke: Season Two

Carpool Karaoke is being moved from our Old section to the New, because it’s being renewed for a second season. The show will be managed separately from Apple’s other original series projects that fall under the purview of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg.

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Servant

Apple has ordered a straight-to-series psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. It will have 10 episodes and it’s called Servant. It follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. It will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures along with Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch.

Central Park

Apple order an animated musical comedy show from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard. It’s called Central Park, a story of how a family of caretakers living and working in Central Park save the park. It’s produced by 20th Century Fox and stars Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn. There will be 26 episodes split into two seasons.

Foundation

Apple has landed a TV series adaptation of Foundation, a popular science fiction trilogy by Isaac Asimov. It will be a straight-to-series production by Skydance Television. Two executive producers will be David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Terminator) and Josh Friedman (Avatar 2, War of the Worlds).

Dickinson

Apple ordered a straight-to-series of Dickinson. Written by Alena Smith, it will be a modern comedy set in the 1800s, and explore the constraints of society, gender, and family from Ms. Dickinson’s perspective. Each episode will be a half-hour long. Emily Dickinson will be played by Hailee Steinfeld, while Jane Krakowski will play her mother Mrs. Dickinson.

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Shantaram

Shantaram tells the story of Lin, a man on the run from an Australian prison as he tries to assimilate into the city of Bombay. He lives in the slums of India, far away from friends and family. Eric Warren Singer will be the writer and executive producer for the series.

Calls

Created by Timothee Hochet, Calls is a French original series produced under the CanalPlus’s Creation Originale label. The English adaptation will be a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes. Calls is described as a “project that takes storytelling innovation to the next level, allowing audiences to experience short stories through real-life audio sources and minimal visuals.”

Helpsters

Apple announced it ordered multiple live-action and animated series from producer Sesame Workshop. Although “Sesame” is part of the name, the popular show Sesame Street isn’t part of the agreement. There is no information yet on when it will be released.

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Pachinko

Apple has added another book adaptation to its lineup: A series based on Min Jin Lee’s best selling book Pachinko. The book chronicles the lives of a Korean that immigrated to the U.S., and Apple signed it into what Hollywood Reporter calls “a sizable script-to-series commitment.”

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gGrant
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gGrant

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.

John Kheit
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John Kheit

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.

brett_x
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brett_x

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.

Lee Dronick
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Lee Dronick

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.

gGrant
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gGrant

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.