Earlier this month, Apple confirmed that its fall lineup slate for Apple TV+ would consist of at least three new family -friendly series, created mostly for kids. We got a trailer for one of the upcoming shows at the time, and now we get a look at the other two.
Today, Apple TV+ has shared the trailers for both Puppy Place and Get Rolling With Otis. The former of the pair is based on a Scholastic best-seller of the same name, which was written by Ellen Miles. The series is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, October 15, 2021. It's a scripted series, where people try to find "fur-ever" homes for puppies that need them.
Back in January of 2019, word surfaced that Apple had given the go-ahead for a full series order to a "large budget sci-fi series" from the co-producer of the X-Men films, Simon Kinberg. Unfortunately, some production delays hit the show pretty hard, and it wouldn't be until November of 2020 that production would get back into gear. At the time, though, we did get a look at the cast, with Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) set to lead.
Some of the projects coming to Apple TV+ have a quick turnaround time from initial announcement to release date. For example, it was only in May of this year when we first heard about the upcoming sci-fi drama Finch, set to star Tom Hanks (Castaway, Greyhound). By the time August rolled around we even knew when we'd get to watch it via Apple's original streaming service. And now we have the first official trailer.
There have been so many seeds of new entertainment planted for Apple and Apple TV+ over the last year or so, it's good to finally see them bearing fruit. For instance, one of the various bilingual series coming to the video streaming service now has a premiere date. That's after we first heard about it back in December of last year.
Back in February of last year, Apple officially announced it had secured the streaming rights to a futuristic drama starring Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and directed by Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer). It was described as a "genre-bending drama" at the time, but, unfortunately, there wasn't much else to go on. Certainly not a release date. But that's changing today.
We learned back in June of this year that the second season of the hit drama series The Morning Show would make its premiere on Apple TV+ on September 17, 2021. It wasn't until August that we got our first look at what's coming next for everyone involved with the first official trailer. And now, a new featurette shows us who's new amongst the cast.
Back in June of last year, we heard that Julianne Moore (Lisey's Story) had joined the cast of a film called Sharper, a co-production from Apple Original Films and A24. It's been relatively quiet on that front ever since, aside from casting news in August of this year. And now it's more of the same before production on the film officially starts.
Swagger, the basketball drama series based on the life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, has been in the works for several years now. It even saw a major change in the lead role at one point. But now the series is actually going to premiere on Apple. TV+, with a set date and everything.
Apple has acquired the popular children puppet series “Yo Gabba Gabba!” and is making new episodes as the iPhone maker continues to build out its library of Apple TV kids' content.
There are some who believe Apple TV+ is just a service that exists to get people to sign up for other Apple products, or get Apple hardware. Basically, a service that simply only exists to get people in the Apple-branded seats. But it turns out Apple has bigger plans than that.
HBO Max is coming to six European markets on October 26 sans Germany and the UK, with the list of HBO Max countries expanding in 2022 to accommodate an additional 14 new nations.
Apple TV+ has a bit of a different timing slate than some other streaming services, and definitely different than traditional TV. But even Apple wants to make sure it has something new for the fall season. In this case, it looks like a trio of kid- and family-friendly shows will help spice things up.