Apple's TV streaming service launched almost a year ago on Friday 1 November 2019. If you are wondering what shows are on Apple TV+ and whether they are any good you've come to the right place. Here's our complete list of what you can watch on Apple TV+ if you subscribe to the service, and what you can watch even if you don't have a subscription. We've also got details of the latest programmes to arrive on Apple TV+ and some upcoming programmes that will be appearing on TV+ soon.
In this article we'll let you know what's already on the Apple's TV+ subscription service (you can jump to that section here), what's still to start streaming, and we've also got the details of what you can watch on Apple's TV app for free - without playing the subscription to Apple TV+.
We regularly update this article with news of new and old shows, including details of second seasons, premiere dates, and more. For example, in September The Morning Show won Apple it's first Emmy (details below).
In April 2020 Apple made a number of shows completely free to watch from its Apple TV+ collection. As we explained in our article about what you can watch for free on Apple TV+ the following shows were free, albeit for a limited time:
- The Elephant Queen
- Little America
- For All Mankind
- Snoopy in Space
- Fraggle Rock Rock On
These shows may not be available for free anymore, but you will still be able to take advantage of the free seven day trial, or even a year's free trial with a new Apple hardware purchase *now extended to 15 months. Plus many show premiers are also streamed for free (to get you hooked). If you aren't keen on subscribing to Apple TV+ read: How to get Apple TV+ for free.
There's much more you can watch on Apple TV without needing a subscription to Apple TV though.
You can use Apple's TV app (on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and various smart TVs that work with Apple TV and AirPlay) to search all your subscription and on-demand streaming services for a show or movie you want to watch.
This way you can find free content to watch on iPlayer and other free services such as Netfilx and Amazon Prime without having to search every streaming app for content that you want to watch - Apple pulls it together so you can search in once place. The TV app will show you if it's available to buy or rent on iTunes, or if you can get it cheaper, or for free elsewhere.
The TV app will help you find the content you want to watch, and showcase content that you might like, but you won't actually watch it within the TV app though. Instead, once you've found the show you wish to watch, you will be sent to the relevant app to watch it there (be it Amazon, iPlayer, or Netflix).
The exception to this is if it is movies or shows purchased from iTunes, content you have uploaded yourself, or content that is available in one of the Apple TV Channel's.
Apple TV Channels are third-party streaming services you can subscribe to from within the Apple TV app. We can't speak for the US offering, but we would say that the channels in the UK are not worth getting excited about. Luckily the channels that matter - like iPlayer, ITV, Channel 4 and so on - all work with the TV app so you can find content available on them.
Apple TV Channels in the UK
- Acorn TV
- Crime Investigation
- H Play
- Moonbug Kids
- BFI Player
- Smithsonian Channel Plus
- Arrow TV
Of course, if you subscribe to the Apple TV+ streaming service, you will be able to watch all that content in the TV app too.
So, in a nutshell, here's what you can watch on the Apple TV or in the TV app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac:
- Shows you've purchased from iTunes Store
- Movies purchased or rented from iTunes Store
- Content you have uploaded yourself
- Content that is available in an Apple TV Channel - a third-party streaming services you can subscribe to from within the Apple TV app
- Content that you can find on the various subscription services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and the on-demand TV channels like iPlayer
- Anything on Apple's TV+ including some free shows and all shows if you subscribe
You can use the TV app to find where content is available so that you can decide to watch it in the relevant app on your device. (On a Mac running Catalina or later you will find the Apple TV app, but you may find the choice of content to be more limited due to the limited number of streaming apps on the Mac.)
How to use Apple's TV app to find shows
In the UK the Apple TV app lets you browse content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and more, along with the iTunes store. Elsewhere the TV app will offer a similar wealth of content from various apps. In the UK we still see Netflix recommendations under Where to Watch, but in the US it appears that no Netflix content is highlighted by the TV app.
- Open the TV app on your device that supports the TV app (as above, that's an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and various smart TVs).
- Search for the TV show or movie you want to watch.
- You will see results that indicate where the show or movie is available and whether you can buy or subscribe to watch it. So, if it's available on one of the services you subscribe to you can watch it there.
- Choose the version that you want to watch and it will open in the relevant app.
Renting and buying movies and TV shows
You will also be able to rent or buy TV shows and movies from Apple itself via the TV app, or inside the iTunes Store.
Back in January 2008, soon after Netflix started streaming, and long before Amazon Prime Video existed, Apple started selling TV shows and films on iTunes. Ever since movies and TV shows have been available to rent or buy from the iTunes Store. Sometimes movies are available on iTunes before they launch on DVD and long before appearing on Netflix.
More than a decade later and you can still find tons of movies, TV shows and more on the iTunes Store that you can either buy or rent and watch on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or TV.
However, people have got used to finding content to watch for free, and that is something that is holding back Apple's offering. For the majority of people it doesn't matter how much content is available on the iTunes Store if you have to pay for it.
Apple has been spending billions on creating lots of new shows to be streamed via the Apple TV app. We have details of the shows that are currently streaming below and in the following section you can find out more about still to air shows. These are in alphabetical order.
Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories started streaming on Apple TV+ in March 2020. During the Showtime event keynote, Spielberg said he would be "resurrecting this 93-year-old brand and offering to multi-generational audiences a whole new batch of Amazing Stories".
He revealed that in one story a World War II pilot's plane magically travels through space and time from the past and into the present day.
Back in May 2018 it was revealed that 'Once Upon A Time' co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis would be the executive producers on the show.
Each episode is disconnected, but there will be one compelling narrative running throughout that will link the first season.
Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie will star in this film about two 1950’s African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris, who recruited white man, Matt Steiner, to pose as the head of their business empire.
The movie debuted at AFI Fest on 21 November 2019, was released in US cinemas on 6 March, and arrived on Apple TV+ on 20 March 2020.
Beastie Boys Story
This documentary is, as you'd expect, about the legacy of the Beastie Boys.
It was set to premiere in US cinemas on 3 April but that was put on hold by the Coronavirus Lockdown. The Beastie Boys Story arrives on Apple TV+ on 24 April 2020.
This acclaimed documentary aired at Sundance and started streaming on Apple TV+ on 14 August 2020. It's about an experiment in Texas in which 1,000 17-year old boys try to form their own government and try to resolve all conflicts that arise during the process.
Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs is one of the producers behind the film.
This will be an animated musical comedy series staring Kristen Bell and Josh Gad (who last worked together on Frozen), as well as Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr and Daveed Diggs, Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Transparent actress Kathryn Hahn and Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, according to Digital Spy.
The series is based on a family of Central Park caretakers who have to save the world.
It's from the creator of Bob's Burgers, Loren Bouchard and is being co-written with Josh Gad and Nora Smith. Apple is committed to 26 episodes over two seasons.
Central Park arrived on Apple TV+ on 29 May 2020.
A documentary that explores the roles of fathers in modern society, comparing the father-child relationships of famous people with those of ordinary people.
This documentary is from Bryce Dallas Howard - who is the daughter of Ron Howard.
This documentary series will tell the biographies of famous people including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more, told through letters sent by people who's lives they have change.
Dear... arrived on Apple TV+ on 5 June 2020.
Chris Evans (Captain America) stars as a father who discovers that his 14-year-old son, played by Jaeden Martell (It) is suspected of killing his classmate in this short series based on a novel by William Landry. Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) will also star in the series. Defending Jacob arrives on Apple TV+ on 24 April 2020.
Hailee Steinfeld (of Pitch Perfect 2&3, Enders Game and Edge of Seventeen), stars in Dickinson - a series about American poet Emily Dickinson, born in 1830.
It's a coming-of-age comedy about the early life of Dickinson. It's a period drama that has been reimagined for a modern audience.
It also stars Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock) as the mother of Emily Dickinson and Toby Huss as her father. The show is written by Alena Smith (The Newsroom, The Affair). Billie Eilish privided part of the series' soundtrack.
Will there be a second season? Yes. New episodes will arrive on 8 January. Plus a third season has now been contractually agreed, and should be expected in late 2021 or early 2022.
The Elephant Queen
In this documentary Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble embedded themselves for four years together with the family of a giant elephant matriarch named Athena. The film follows the elephants' search of food and water after their watering hole dries up.
For All Mankind
This space drama comes from Star Trek veteran Ronald D. Moore and is set in a universe where the Soviet Union made it to the moon first and the space race never ended. It stars Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon), Michael Dorman, Jodi Balfour and Sarah Jones.
Will there be a second season? Yes.
Fraggle Rock - Rock On
This new series of shorts brings Jim Henson’s Fraggles back to our TV screens. Each episode is five minutes long.
This is a remake of a 1990's US show. The series follows four kids who must release fictional characters from works of literature with help from a ghost in a bookstore.
New episodes of Ghostwriter arrived on 9 October.
Will there be a second season? Yes.
A sports documentary featuring the likes of LeBron James and Usain Bolt.
This film about a commander of the US Navy attempting to escort a convoy of ships that are under attack by German submarines. It was written by and stars Tom Hanks. It wasn't able to premiere in the cinemas and went straight to Apple TV+.
This film is a coming-of-age story about a young Muslim girl set in America. It was screened at the Sundance Festival. It stars Geraldine Viswanathan, is directed by Minhal Baig and Jada Pinkett Smith is the executive producer.
Helpsters: Sesame Workshop
Apple has a deal with Sesame Workshop for this programme that will teach kids to code.
Helpsters features a new muppet, called Cody. Cody is described as "a monster who loves to help". This is one of several projects in the works in collaboration with Children's Television Workshop.
New episodes of Helpsters will arrive on 16 October.
Will there be a second season? Yes.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
In this animated short a seven-year-old learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents.
Meryl Streep narrates and Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay, and Ruth Negga provide their voices.
This ten episode series tours the world's most innovative homes and meeting the people who designed them.
Home Before Dark
This mystery drama is based on a true story. 11-year old aspiring journalist Hilde Lysiak discovers a cold case murder covered up by her town. Staring Brooklynn Prince and Jim Sturgess.
Co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon who wrote The Big Sick. It's about American immigrants and is produced by Master of None co-creator/executive producer Alan Yang.
Nanjiani appeared on stage during the Apple event and revealed that each episode will be directed by an immigrant or the children of an immigrant. It is based on the true stories of immigrants, many of which were printed in Epic Magazine’s Little America series.
Will there be a second series? Yes.
Little Voice is described as a dramedy set in New York, with characters attempting to find their 'authentic voice'. It will be produced by J.J. Abrams with original music by Sara Bareilles.
There are ten episodes of the show and it arrived on Apple TV+ in July 2020.
Long Way Up
This show follows Ewan McGegor and his friend Charlie Boorman on a 100 day motorcycle trip through Latin America on Harley-Davidsons. It started streaming on 18 September.
If you want, you can also watch Ewan McGregor's previous travel series on Apple TV+ including Long Way Round from 2004 and Long Way Down from 2007.
This is what the trailer for Long Way Up looks like:
This drama, based on the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter, stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. The book - and show - looks at the lives of morning TV presenters.
Thanks to The Morning Show Apple has received its first Emmy in September 2020. It is the first time that a streaming service has won an Emmy in the main categories within its first year.
Actor Billy Crudup received the Emmy for best supporting actor for his performance as television manager Cory Ellison.
The Morning Show was nominated for an Emmy in a total of seven categories, including best leading actor (Steve Carell), best leading actress (Jennifer Aniston) and best director of a drama series (Mimi Leder).
Crudup prevailed against top-class actor colleagues, including Mark Duplass, also from The Morning Show, and actors from the series Succession, Better call Saul, The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld.
Will there be a second series? Yes.
A second season is in the works, with recording resuming on 19 October, but the start of broadcasting is still uncertain because the Coronavirus pandemic has caused filming delays.
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
This comedy from Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day is set in a video game development studio. McElhenney stars in the show as the creative mind behind Mythic Quest. Games studio Ubisoft is involved too.
It premiered on 7 February 2020.
A new Quarantine episode filmed while the team were in Lockdown is to air on 22 May. More information about the special Mythic Quest Quarantine episode here.
Will there be a second series? Yes.
Oprah's Book Club
Apple has signed up Oprah Winfrey to create original programmes. The multiyear deal will see Winfrey create “original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” according to a statement from Apple.
Two documentaries are in the works. Toxic Labor looks into sexual harassment in the workplace, the other will focus on mental health and it is said that Prince Harry is collaborating on that documentary.
Oprah's Book Club is already on Apple TV+ though.
Oprah Talks COVID-19
Oprah FaceTime's celebs about the global pandemic.
This comedy series stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a character that appeared in an NBC Sports video a few years ago. The character is an American football coach who goes to coach football in the UK despite not knowing how to play football (or soccer as it's known in the US) and thinking only in terms of American Football.
It's built almost entirely out of clichés, and if you are a Brit you will either love or hate it for the stereotyping. It's been on Apple TV+ since 14 August.
This espionage thriller comes from Israel and it premiered on 25 September 2020. The bulk of dialogue is in Hebrew and Farsi. It's about an Israeli computer hacker agent whose first mission in Iran’s capital is to disable a nuclear reactor. The mission fails, the agent goes rogue, and she gets romantically involved with a pro-democracy activist.
Tiny World premiered on Apple TV+ in October 2020. In six episodes we get to see what the world looks like from the perspective of small creatures.
The narrator is Paul Rudd - superhero Ant-Man in Marvel's films.
This is what the trailer looks like:
We love this British comedy of eight half-hour episodes about the challenges faced by a young childless couple seeking to adopt.
It's written by Andy Wolton and stars Rafe Spall as Jason, Esther Smith as Nikki and Imelda Staunton as Penny.
Trying arrived on Apple TV+ on 1 May 2020.
Will there be a second season: Yes
This is a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic drama set in a future where all humans are blind - except for a pair of twins.
It stars Jason Momoa (of Aquaman and Game of Thrones) alongside Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War) and comes from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence.
The show includes scenes of a violent and sexual nature, despite claims that Apple was intent on making only family-friendly shows.
Will there be a second series? Yes.
The second series of See has been delayed until autumn 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic...
We have a separate article about the second season of See that you might like to read.
This psychological thriller, written by Tony Basgallop, is about a Philadelphia couple and a mysterious force that enters their home after a tragic event.
Some of the ten half hour episodes are directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Toby Kibbell, Lauren Abrose and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) star in the show.
Snoopy in Space
Another one for the kids. Snoopy in Space sees Snoopy become a Nasa astronaut. There are 12 episodes.
There are more Snoopy show coming, details below.
Truth Be Told
This crime drama, based on a novel called "Are You Sleeping" by Kathleen Barber, sees a murder case reopened after a Serial-style podcast publicises it.
The series was written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, who also wrote The Good Wife.
Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine, co-produced it for Apple and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer stars as the protagonist, Josie.
Visible: Out on Television
This five part documentary demonstrates the way the LGBTQ movement shaped television. It combines archive footage and interviews.
If the shows currently on offer don't impress you, take a look behind to see what else is coming to Apple TV+.
This show is being made in conjunction with the BBC and will star Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter). It's an eight-part series that will be released in 2020.
Comedy murder-mystery set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each episodes will feature a retelling of the same night from a different character's perspective.
Apparently Apple is working on adapting a "gritty Israeli TV show” for the US market. Show-runners Howard Gordon and Warren Leight worked on 24, Homeland and Law and Order. The show centres on two elderly Vietnam vets - one of whom is played by Richard Gere.
From 13 November Becoming You will follow one hundred children from different parts of the world during their first 2,000 days in life.
The World's A Little Blurry - Billy Eilish
February will mark the premiere of The World's A Little Blurry, a documentary about Billie Eilish who has won a host of awards and was Apple's first Artist of the Year.
In the documentary, we get to follow the extremely popular artist during 2019, which began with the launch of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Apple has paid $25 million for the screening rights to the film, which is directed by RJ Cutler and produced in collaboration with the record company Interscope Records.
This will be Apple’s first International series, an English language adaption of French series Calls. Each story is based around the audio recording of a 999 (911) call. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Calls "takes storytelling innovation to the next level, allowing audiences to experience short stories through real-life audio sources and minimal visuals."
Apple's said to be preparing to stream A movie adaption of Dickens' A Christmas Carol starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.
We expect to see this in December 2020 or late 2021.
Custom of the Country
This adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel is about a midwestern girl who climbs the ladder of New York high society. Sofia Coppola is developing the series for Apple.
Premiering on 13 November, Doug Unplugs is an animated series for children from Dreamworks Animation about Doug - a young robot who decides to go out into the world. With the help of his friend Emma he discovers that there is a lot to learn from people.
Earth at Night in Colour
This is one of two nature documentarties coming from Offspring Films (the production company behind Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II).
According to Deadline, Apple has signed a collaboration agreement with the British production company.
Earth at Night in Color will premiere on 4 December. As the name suggests, we get to see a number of different animals during the night with the help of the latest camera technology. The narrator is Tom Hiddleston - Loki in Marvel's superhero movies.
Also from Offspring Films, Earthsound will be a series of 12 episodes where the latest sound technology will be used to give viewers a cinematic experience of life on our planet.
Based on Israeli show When Heroes Fly. It's about an American scientist who goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border. Her brother and her husband search for her and discover more than they expected.
El Gato Negro
Based on the comic books about El Gato Negro - The Black Cat.
Directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, staring Diego Boneta.
Will Smith plays a runaway slave who has to evade capture as he makes his way to the North.
The Essex Serpent
Starring Keira Knightly and based on the novel by Sarah Perry, Knightly plays recently-widowed Cora Seaborne who relocates to Essex where a mythical creature roams the marshes.
Keira Knightly is also executive producer.
Series about climate change produced by Scott Z. Burns, the writer and director of documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
Apple indicates this documentary will look at "how shooting stars, meteorites and deep impacts have focused the human imagination on other realms and worlds, and on our past and our future."
Following on from Fraggle Rock: Rock On! (details above) The Jim Henson Company is producing a full reboot of the classic kids show for Apple.
Harriet the Spy
Animated series based on kids book, staring Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch.
Series about the 1930s and 40s actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr staring Gal Gadot.
High Desert is a comedy staring Patricia Arquette who plays Peggy, a woman who decides to change her life after her mother died and ends up with a new career as a private detective.
Arquette also acts as a producer together with Ben Stiller, High Desert being a result of a deal between Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Apple for the duo to make TV series for Apple TV+.
Idris Elba spy film
Idris Elba is said to be set to star in a spy movie on Apple TV+. Apparently it will take place in Africa and have romantic elements.
Apple has landed a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's science fiction novel trilogy Foundation. It's based in a galaxy where humans live under the control of the Galactic Empire.
According to a Deadline report, the project from Skydance Television will be produced by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman as well as Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.
Goyer's credits include The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Ghost Rider, and more. He also co-wrote the upcoming Terminator reboot.
Friedman's credits include Avatar 2, the War of the Worlds remake and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The show will star Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Killers of the Flower Moon
This movie is based on a book that tells the story of a series of murders of wealthy Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma in the 1920s after oil was found on their land.
It features Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro and comes from Martin Scorce's production company, with which Apple has signed a deal.
Leonardo DiCaprio's film company Appian Way Productions has also signed an agreement with Apple. Appian Way will be bringing Shining Girls, details below, to Apple TV+.
Letter To You - Bruce Springsteen
On October 23, Bruce Springsteen's twentieth studio album Letter to You will be released exclusively on Apple Music, and the same day a documentary of the same name will be released on Apple TV+.
In the documentary we get to see how it went during the recording when Bruce Springsteen was reunited with The E Street Band. We also see archive material that has not been shown before.
This eight-part miniseries will star Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid, Love, What Madie Knew) and is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel with King actually writing all the episodes.
It will be produced by J.J Abrams' production company Bad Robot.
This is a psychological thriller from Israel. Alice is a 48-year-old film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family and becomes obsessed with a young screenwriter, Sophie.
A drama about politicians, scientists, and activists trying to stop climate change in the 1970s and ’80s. The drama is based on a New York Times article that appeared in the summer of 2019.
Christmas special with Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's making a Magical Christmas Special and it will be available exclusively on Apple TV + this Christmas. Apparently this year is the 25th anniversary of Carey's hit All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Carey will play the leading role in the Christmas special. According to Apple, she is going on a journey around the world in search of the Christmas spirit. The special is to combine music, dance and animation. Carey also invites numerous top-class stars to her Christmas special who will sing one or two hits with her. It is not yet known who the guests will be.
Masters of the Air
This series will be about World War II bombers. It's said to be a follow-up to the hit HBO series Band of Brothers and is the first show to be produced by Apple's own studio, Masters.
Written by John Orloff (Band of Brothers). Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will be executive producers.
The Mosquito Coast
This adaptation of the novel The Mosquito Coast will star Justin Theroux (whose uncle published the story and later made it into a movie staring Harrison Ford).
This drama series is written, produced and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Third Rock from the Sun) as a school teacher struggling to cope with life as an adult in Los Angeles.
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
J.J. Abrams will also produce this drama series, based on Amy Silverstein's book about the group of women who supported her when she was waiting for a heart transplant. Staring Jennifer Garner (13 Going On 30, Alias).
On the Rocks - Coming soon
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola and staring Bill Murray, this film follows a young mother (Rashida Jones) who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father (Murray) on an adventure through New York.
It's due to be released on Apple TV+ in October.
Based on Min Jin Lee’s book, Pachinko will tell the story of four generations of a Korean immigrant family, touching on the theme of forbidden love in Korea, Japan and America. Staring Soo Hugh.
Justin Timberlake stars as former college footballer Eddie Palmer who returns home after doing time in prison and finds himself in charge of a young boy who has been abandoned.
Natural history series will use CGI to follow the last days of the dinosaurs. It's being produced by BBC Studios' Natural History Unit.
Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with Martin Scorce's production company. Sikelia Productions. The deal will include Killers of the Flower Moon, described above.
My Kind of Country
This sounds like a country version of one of the many music competitions.
This workplace thriller focuses on Mark an employee at Lumen Industries (a company looking to take work-life balance to a new level). Mark (Adam Scott) has a dark past and is trying to put himself back together.
It's produced by Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette will play Mark's boss. Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette have signed an agreement to make TV series for Apple.
Based on Gregory David Roberts' 2003 novel, which is based on Roberts' life. The main character is a convict who flees an Australian prison for Bombay where he meets gangsters and criminals.
Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle, The International) will write and produce the series and the lead character will be payed by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim).
A con artist (Julianne Moore) lurks among the billionaire elites of Manhattan.
Moore will also produce.
Shining Girls is a thriller series starring and produced by Elisabeth Moss. Moss plays a reporter who survives an assault and hunts down her attacker to find he is traveling through time to hunt women.
The Shrink Next Door
Based on a popular podcast and inspired by true events this dark comedy stars Paul Rudd as Dr. Isaac Herschkopf who takes over the life of his patient Martin Markowitz (Will Ferrell).
The Sky is Everywhere
The Sky is Everywhere will be adapted from a young adult novel of the same name. The protagonist is the younger sister of a girl who died suddenly and the story details how she copes with the loss of her sister, and her developing relationships with the fiancé of her sister and another boy who moved to the town.
The main role is played by Grace Kaufman (The Last Ship) and in other leading roles are well-known actors such as Cherry Jones (Transparent) and Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother).
The Snoopy Show
The Snoopy Show premieres on Apple TV Plus on February 5. The TV series will be released as part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the Snoopy series strip, also known as Peanuts. The new TV series premieres on Apple TV Plus on February 5, 2021.
The Snoopy Show will be Apple's second collaboration with DHX Media and Peanuts Worldwide, which in 2019 released Snoopy in Space and Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10, of which the latter won an Emmy for the company.
A high school student in a small Alaskan town posts a photo of his dad online and discovers that his family is in the Witness Protection Program. A man seeking revenge soon finds them.
Apple is said to be making a documentary about singer Ed Sheeran.
The documentary will be directed by Sheeran's cousin Murray Cummings.
Apparently the documentary will be released in the cinema as well as on Apple’s own platforms (via Deadline).
British MI-5 agency sends its failed spies to “Slough House” to do unimportant work. These ex-spies are referred to as Slow Horses, hence the title.
Gary Oldman will star.
An article in the Daily Telegraph suggested that Apple is in discussions with mobile network EE (which is part of BT) regarding a deal that could see EE distributing Apple TV set-top boxes to its customers.
Should the deal go ahead, EE customers might be able to watch the BT Sport channel via the Apple TV.
Stillwater is an animated series based on the book series Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth. The children's series is about three siblings who are helped by an unusually wise panda who lives near their home. Coming to Apple TV+ on 4 December.
A Detective series with Robert Downey Jr is in the works. Its title isn't yet confirmed, but it's based on a Canadian newspaper article entitled "The Sting" and is about a detective who tries to solve an old case in the hope of becoming a hero.
It's produced by production company Team Downey, which is Downey Jr and his wife Susan.
Adapted from the award-winning Israeli TV series False Flag. Four civilians are falsely accused of a kidnapping the son of a prominent American businesswoman.
Swagger is a drama series based on the life of Kevin Durant, a Basketball player. It will be written and directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood who wrote Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious.
An on-set injury for the lead actor may delay release.
Set in the future, this film explores how far someone will go, and how much they’ll sacrifice, to make the people they love happy.
Apple has bought an adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film Time Bandits. It's the story of six dwarves on the run from the Supreme Being. Gilliam will reportedly be a "non-writing executive partner", according to Deadline.
The two-part series will be co-written and directed by Taika Waititi - who bought us Thor: Ragnarok.
This show was one of the first to be announced as an Apple project, with the Dr. Dre produced show said be a semi-autobiographical tale of Dre’s life. Since 2016 when the show was first discussed there has been no more word, so perhaps it will never happen.
Based on the history of WeWork and the podcast titled WeCrashed.
Where The Wild Things Are
Following a deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation Apple will produce shows based on the author’s work.
This animated film tells the story of a young hunter who comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack of evil wolves, but discovers that she can turn into a wolf at night. The film comes from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, who made critically acclaimed The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner.
Wolfwalkers is directed by Tomm Moore and we hear the voices of Honor Kneafsey, Sean Bean and Eva Whittaker.
It's due to be released on Friday 30 October.
Here's Apple's preview:
La La Land's Damien Chazelle has been signed up by Apple to write and direct a drama series for Apple.
House of Cards studio MRC is also involved with the show.
Untitled: 'You Think It, I'll Say It'
This Reese Witherspoon-produced show was supposed to star Kristen Wiig but Wiig has left the show and it is currently on hold. The comedy series is based on Curtis Sittenfeld's short story collection titled You Think It, I'll Say It.
Untitled: CIA undercover agent inspired drama
Brie Larson (Captain Marvell) will star as CIA agent Amaryllis Fox in a show based on Fox's real life experiences. As yet untitled, although a Fox's biography Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA was released in October 2019 so it may use that name.
Back in June 2018 Apple was seeking to acquire animation rights to a movie from Academy Award-nominee Cartoon Saloon, according to Bloomberg.
The company was negotiating with Cartoon Saloon - the studio behind Secret of Kells, The Breadwinner and Song of the Sea - for rights to an animation that hadn’t yet been made.
Apple would have to release the film to cinemas prior to making it available for download in order for it to qualify for an Academy Award.
Untitled: Sci-fi series
Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and David Weil (The Hunt) will be creating a 10-episode science fiction series.
Untitled Documentary Series
Said to tell the unbelievable true story of one of the largest scams in government history.