Apple TV+ shares premiere dates for kid-friendly ‘Stillwater’, ‘Doug Unplugs’, ‘Helpsters’, and ‘Ghostwriter’

Apple TV+ has quite a bit of content now, and most of it is great. That includes the kid-friendly content, which the streaming service is getting more of later this year.

In a new report from Variety on Thursday, Apple TV+ has shared new details regarding two brand new series for the service debuting later this year. At the same time, the service has also confirmed premiere dates for the second seasons of two existing properties. First up, the new titles.

First seasons


Stillwater is based on the book series Zen Shorts written by Jon J. Muth, which is published by Scholastic. The story focuses on a panda, named Stillwater, who lives next door to three siblings. Over the course of the series, Stillwater the panda will “provide children a deeper understanding of their feelings, as well as mindfulness tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges”. The panda will also bring “newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it”.

Stillwater will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 4, 2020. It is produced by Scholastic Entertainment and Gaumont. A tease of the series is pictured at the top of this article.

Doug Unplugs

This series is about a robot “who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand”. This is yet another series based on a book series, in this case Doug Unplugs written by Dan Yaccarino.

Doug Unplugs premieres on Apple TV+ on November 13, 2020. It is being produced by DreamWorks Animation.

Second season renewals

At the tail-end of the report, Variety notes that Apple TV+ has confirmed the premiere date for the second seasons of both Helpsters and Ghostwriter. In the case for the former, the puppets will return to Apple TV+ on October 16, 2020. And for the kids solving mysteries with the help of a ghost, that show returns for its second season on October 9, 2020.