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

Comedy With Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day

Apple ordered straight-to-series comedy with It’s Always Sunny stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. It will be set in a video game development studio and star Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, both of whom will also serve as writers and executive producers for the show.

Losing Earth

A television series based on a New York Times article called Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change is coming to Apple TV. It’s an epic 30,000 word article and Apple bought the rights to it. It recounts the story of a small group of American scientists, activists and politicians tried to save the world from the ravages of climate change before it was too late, from 1979 to 1989.

Apple TV guide losing earth


Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers is an animated movie that shows how a young girl’s life is changed when she goes to Ireland with her father to kill the last pack of wolves.  The story was written by Will Collings, and the movie is co-directed by Tomm Moore and Toss Stewart.

Defending Jacob

Chris Evans (Captain America) stars in Defending Jacob. Created and written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes trilogy) based on William Landay’s bestselling novel, the limited series is described as “a gripping, character-driven thriller based on Landay’s 2012 novel published by Random House. The book tells the story of a father dealing with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old murderer.”

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Apple gave a straight-to-series order of a show starring Jennifer Garner, and produced by J.J. Abrams. The show will be called My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein. It follows a group of women who supported Ms. Silverstein as she waited for a second heart transplant that saved her life.

The Elephant Queen

The Elephant Queen is a documentary about Athena, a giant matriarch elephant who faces a challenge when faced with a drought: Should she lead her family away from the local watering hole they call home, or lead them into the badlands in search of food and water? She has to decide whether the youngest elephants can make the journey.

Apple TV guide elephant queen

Sci-Fi Series

A 10-episode season of a sci-fi series is coming to the company’s unnamed video platform from David Weil and Simon Kinberg. We don’t know specifics yet but according to Deadline, sources say it will be a “large large budget, ambitious, character driven genre show that will go into production this summer.” Casting is underway.

CIA Drama

Apple has ordered a straight-to-series CIA drama based on an upcoming memoir by Amaryllis Fox. It will star Brie Larson, who will be both the star and executive producer of the show. The drama is based on the real-life experiences of Ms. Fox, a former clandestine CIA officer.

Lisey’s Story

Apple won a bidding war for an adaptation of Stephen King’s horror-romance called Lisey’s Story, with a straight-to-series order of eight episodes. It’s about a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The story explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.

Mental Health Series

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey will be creating a documentary series on mental health. It will launch next year, as Prince Harry announced on his Instagram page, and has already been in production for several months.

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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.

  • 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

    2. 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.

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