The time has come. After teasing the idea back in March, Apple is releasing their new streaming service, Apple TV+, on November 1 of this year. It comes as no shock with the debut of Disney+ happening on November 12, giving more range of options in the TV-streaming world.
Today at the Apple Event, Apple released eight new titles and posters for original content coming to their service upon launch. They also revealed that it will cost $4.99/month, however, customers who purchase a new Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, or Mac) will get one year free (current owners of apple devices are not grandfathered into this offer.) They are also offering a seven-day free trial to all new subscribers. Most shows will premiere with three episodes followed by weekly releases, but others may drop all episodes at once.
First up is See, a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Jason Momoa. “In the far future, a virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. See follows Baba Voss, the father of twins born with the gift of sight.”
The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon, is a drama that will “pull back the curtain on early morning TV.”
Ghost Writer follows young heroes as they search out answers after a haunted bookstore begins releasing fictional character into the neighborhood.
A spin-off of the classic Sesame Street, Helpsters is about “a team of vibrant monsters who love to solve problems.”
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Athena is the matriarch of an elephant herd and The Elephant Queen follows her as she “leads her family on an epic journey across an unforgiving landscape.”
Snoopy is becoming an astronaut! Head into space with him and Woodstock as “he fulfills his dreams and embarks on his next big adventure.”
Imagine a world where the global space race never ended? For All Mankind is told through the lives of NASA astronauts and their families in this period piece in an alternative history.
Starring Hailee Steinfield, Dickinson is a comedy about renowned poet Emily Dickinson and follows Emily as she comes of age in her own rebellious (and funny) way.
In addition to what’s listed above, we can also expect these titles in the weeks following release:
- A series coming from talk-show legend Oprah Winfrey
- Servant from director M. Night Shyamalan
- Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer
- Little America from husband and wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
- The Banker, a true-life story starring Marvel veterans Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson
- Jada Pinkett Smith’s film Hala (as seen at Sundance Film Festival)
We also know that Chris Evans’ eight-episode mini-series based on the New York Times Bestseller Defending Jacob will find its home on Apple TV+. Evans is both the star — playing Andy Barber — and executive producer. Defending Jacob is a whirlwind of a story; what begins as a legal thriller morphs into a story of ethics, genetics, and the lengths a parent would go for their child. The ending is as shocking as it is plausible and leaves you guessing until the very end. Joining Evans in the cast are Jaeden Martell as Jacob, Andy’s 14-year-old son and Michelle Dockery as Laurie, Andy’s psychologist wife. As of right now a release date is unknown.
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Apple TV+ will be an ad-free service and available in over 100 countries, have a five-screen sharing plan, and will live inside the Apple TV app already available on Apple devices.
Stay tuned with us here as more details on Apple TV+ emerge. Which title are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!