In time for Apple TV+, Apple's new video service, the company has prepared a range of series, feature films and documentaries.
This fall, Apple has promised to introduce its own Apple TV+ streaming service. It will be available to viewers in more than a hundred countries. The development of a new service has been going on for several years and very soon it will be possible to connect to it. But of course, in order to compete in this field, already occupied by big players like Netflix or Amazon, the company must also provide content of the appropriate level. Most viewers today choose between several streaming services, as even the most dedicated series fan can't cover everything.
And since 2016, Apple has been actively engaged in the production of its own video content, according to the company itself, more than a billion US dollars have already been invested in this area. And by 2022 it is planned to increase this amount to 4.2 billion. Her portfolio contains a whole set of "goodies" for lovers of a quality video product. The best talents from the world of television and cinema, the most popular actors, first-class directors and producers are attracted to cooperation, the company acquires the rights to successful series from other countries, as well as to screen adaptations of sensational bestsellers.
We are waiting for a lot of fresh ideas and concepts, viewers can count on Apple to remain itself here. In total, several dozen series, as well as documentaries and feature films, are being discussed along with Apple TV +, we will list only a few of them.
Shows for Apple TV+ will cover a range of topics, including comedies, dramas, historical shows, shows for kids, and more. The Morning Show ("Morning Show") will tell about the everyday life of TV presenters. The creators of the series have assembled the heavy artillery of the comedy scene, with the participation of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.
The series Little America ("Little America") will tell about the life of American immigrants. The famous American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon are engaged in its creation. A biographical series Dickinson (“Dickinson”) tells about the youth of the American poetess Emily Dickinson.
Jason Momoa, best known for his roles in Aquaman and Game of Thrones, will star in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series See. A treat for sci-fi fans is Foundation, a series based on the science fiction works of Isaac Asimov.
And cult director M. Night Shyamalan, creator of The Sixth Sense and The Secret Forest, will present a 10-episode psychological thriller Servant. Another gift for TV series fans will be Shantaram, a film adaptation of the cult novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts.
If we talk about big names, then the project that has already attracted the attention of the audience will be the series Amazing Stories (“Amazing Stories”), one of the producers of which will be Steven Spielberg. The idea of the new project is based on the idea of the 1985 series, which is a set of fantastic stories, which was also the brainchild of Spielberg. Lisey's Story will be based on the Stephen King novel. King himself will write the screenplay for this psychological thriller, starring Julianne Moore.
A significant part of the content for Apple TV + will be occupied by series for children, including the projects of the famous Peanuts (often translated into Russian as "Tuby Little Things") about Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy, as well as products created in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street ("Sesame Street").
On the Rocks
Apple will also prepare several feature films for viewers. One of them will be On the Rocks (“Aground”), the release date of which is still unknown, most likely it will be available to viewers as early as next year. The film is a joint brainchild of Sofia Coppola as director and Bill Murray, who will play the title role. This will be the second work of the creative duet, after the cult film Lost in Translation (“Lost in Translation”). Rashida Jones will play the female lead in the film.
Another feature film for Apple's streaming service will be The Banker. The plot of the film is based on a true story about two black entrepreneurs who in the 50s decided to sidestep the race problem and make a white guy the face of their business, managing everything from behind the scenes. The film will star Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult.
Apple also acquired the rights to the film Hala (“Hala”), which tells the story of a young Muslim woman, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Among the Apple TV+ documentaries, two stand out, announced by special guest Oprah Winfrey at the It's Showtime event in Cupertino. The most popular TV presenter is working on two projects for Apple TV + at once. The first documentary will focus on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace and will be called Toxic Labor. And the second will be an as-yet-untitled project that Oprah is working on with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. It will explore a variety of topics in the field of mental health.
The service's documentary section will also offer the Prehistoric Planet series, which traces the last days of dinosaur life, the Home documentary series, which takes you inside the world's most unusual homes, and The Elephant Queen, an elephant documentary ( "The Elephant Queen").
Apple has already made attempts to create video content. Viewers could appreciate the quality of her projects on such already completed works in the genre of real television as Planet of the Apps (“Planet of Applications”), and Carpool Karaoke: The Series (“Carpool Karaoke: Series”). Work on both projects has already been stopped, but they are available to viewers on Apple Music.