New on Apple TV+: mystery drama “Home Before Dark”, “Amazing Stories” season finale

Apple on Friday refreshed content offering on its video-streaming service Apple TV+ with a pair of notable editions — both the season finale for “Amazing Stories” and all ten episodes of the new mystery drama series “Home Before Dark” are now streaming on the service.

“Amazing Stories” season finale

According to show notes for “Amazing Stories” season finale, “The Rift” episode involves a WWII pilot who crashes in modern-day Ohio, with a young widow and her stepson “swept up in his search for home.” The episode was directed by Mark Mylod and stars Kerry Lynne Bishé, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns and Juliana Canfield.

It sounds like a distant version of “The Mission”, one of my favorite episodes of the original 1985 “Amazing Stories” anthology television series that follows a courageous young WWII gunner who gets trapped in the belly gun of a B-17 aircraft with the landing gear destroyed.

Unfortunately, and in spite of my high expectations and Steven Spielberg’s seal of approval, Apple’s “Amazing Stories” reboot has so far proven itself boring and lacking excitement.

“Home Before Dark” debuts

Announced in January, “Home Before Dark” is a detective series based on the real-world reporting of a nine-year-old journalist named Hilde Lysiak, the daughter of a journalist and the youngest member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Now 13, she moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town that her father left behind. While there, her “dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury,” according to Apple’s description.

All ten one-hour episodes of Season 1 are now available on Apple TV+.

The show has been renewed for a second season.

The series stars Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Adrian Hough, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Joelle Carter.

Apple TV+ availability

Apple TV+ is available via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as on the web at

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Stay at home, be safe and enjoy some fresh Hollywood entertainment on Apple TV+.