Apple TV+ shares a trailer for the futuristic drama “Swan Song” premiering December 17

Apple TV+ continues its science fiction push with a trailer for the upcoming futuristic drama “Swan Song” set to premiere on the streaming platform on December 17, 2021.


  • “Swan Song” is premiering on Apple TV+ on December 17, 2021
  • This futuristic drama deals with surviving a terminal illness
  • The film will apparently see a limited theatrical run as well

Apple TV+ sci-fi push continues with “Swan Song”

Announced in February 2020, “Swan Song” is a genre-bending drama set in the future about a father and husband who is presented with the risky chance of surviving a terminal illness. The futuristic drama details how far someone will go, and just how much they will sacrifice, to manifest a happier life for the people they love.

Apple provides more detailed plot details on the Apple TV+ Press website:

Set in the near future, “Swan Song” is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cam grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. “Swan Song” explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love.

Written and directed by Benjamin Cleary, the film is packed with Academy Award-winning cast including Mahershala Ali, who won Oscars for “Moonlight” and “Green Book”, Naomie Harris (Oscar nomination for “Moonlight”, Glen Close (Oscar nominations for “The World According to Garp” and “The Big Chill”) and others.

It also features Golden Globe winner Awkwafina and Golden Globe nominee Adam Beach. “Swan Song” is produced by Adam Shulman, Jacob Perlin, Jonathan King, Rebecca Bourke, Mahershala Ali and Mimi Valdés.

Stream “Swan Song” on Apple TV+ beginning Friday, December 17, 2021.

Poster artwork for the Apple TV+ science fiction drama "Swan Song"
Image credit: Apple

Other movies coming to Apple TV+

With “Swan Song”, Apple TV+ continues to build out its library of original films, a trend that started with “Greyhound”, a WWII movie starring Tom Hanks. Hanks also plays the leading role in “Finch”, a new sci-fi drama premiering on Apple TV+ on November 5.

The video-streaming service will also host a new film from director Jon Watts, packaged with two leading stars: Brad Pitt and George Clooney. And then there’s “Ghosted,” an upcoming romantic action-adventure that will reunite Marvel stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans. Read: How to get free access to Apple TV+

Many other feature-length movies are in development for Apple TV+.