Apple has finally shared details on its long-awaited streaming service, including a name: Apple TV+. It will bow out in over 100 countries this fall.
CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple TV+ will be “the destination for the highest quality originals,” including documentaries, dramas, kids shows, and comedies.
At the event, filmmakers and actors from these star-studded Apple TV+ originals showed up on stage to introduce the world to their upcoming projects. Here are the officially announced TV shows coming our way.
The Morning Show
The Morning Show stars Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrell, and Jennifer Aniston as cast members of a Today Show–style morning television program. In their announcement, the actors described the fictional show as tackling the dynamics between men and women in in television.
See places Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard in a dystopian future that takes place hundreds of years after a global virus decimated the world population and left the remaining members of humanity blind. The world of See is one built with no regard for visual stimuli, and the series will explore what a world without sight feels like.
Coming from the minds behind Sesame Street, Helpsters features a new character named Cody who is a monster who loves to help people with their problems. Cody and friends aim to teach children to become more helpful people, and hopes to introduce young children to the basics of code just as Sesame Street taught them A-B-C and 1-2-3.
Toxic Labor and an untitled Oprah Winfrey project
Television legend Oprah partnered with Apple to bring two new projects to Apple TV+. One is an as-yet-untitled multi-part series examining the impact and effects of mental health, trauma, stress, and loss on people all over the world. The other is titled Toxic Labor, and will explore the effects of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, known for The Big Sick, are creating this half-hour anthology series centering around the everyday lives of immigrants. They will executive produce and write alongside Lee Eisenberg (The Office). Little America is based on true stories featured in Epic Magazine. Every episode will be different in genre — comedy, romance, drama.
J.J. Abrams has teamed up with Waitress duo Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson for this half-hour romantic dramedy. The 10-episode series doubles as a love letter to the musicality of New York City. Little Voice, which is also the title of a Bareilles album, is all about finding your true voice and having the courage to use it. It will feature original songs from Bareilles.
Steven Spielberg has boarded Apple TV+ to create the fantasy anthology Amazing Stories, based on the 1985 show of the same name. Executive producers also include Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz of Lost and Once Upon a Time fame. Guest stars include Edward Burns, Kerry Bishé, Timothy Carr, and Austin Stowell.
… And more!
In addition to all the projects presented on stage during the event, the Apple TV+ sizzle reel featured still more shows in the works.
Those included Are You Sleeping, a crime drama starring Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, and Ron Cephas Jones; For All Mankind, a science fiction project about an ongoing space race starring Joel Kinnaman; Dickinson, the comedic Emily Dickinson show starring Hailee Steinfeld; Hala, a feature film by Minhal Baig starring Geraldine Viswanathan; and untitled series by M. Night Shyamalan and Hilde Lysiak.
This article will be updated as more details emerge about these shows and others.
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