Transferring previous “Planet of the Apps” and “Carpool Karaoke,” Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or extra on its first high-budget TV exhibits, which might hit screens as quickly as March 2019. Listed below are those we find out about thus far, and a rolling sequence of updates together with the addition of a brand new director for certainly one of Apple’s exhibits on July 11.

Untitled morning present drama – July 2018

Mimi Leder

Apple’s still-untitled morning present drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will likely be directed by Mimi Leder, based on Selection. Leder is understood for current exhibits like “Shameless” and “The Leftovers,” in addition to films like “Deep Affect” and “Pay It Ahead.” Leder can be set to work alongside Kerry Ehrin as an govt producer.

Selection provides that the present will likely be “an inside take a look at the lives of the individuals who assist America get up within the morning, exploring the distinctive challenges confronted by the ladies and men who perform this each day televised ritual.”

See – July 2018

Jason Momoa in Justice League

Jason Momoa, greatest identified for his work on “Justice League” and “Recreation of Thrones,” has reportedly landed the lead role in Apple’s upcoming authentic sequence “See.” The actor will play the position of Baba Voss, a “fearless warrior, chief and guardian” in Apple’s sci-fi saga.

Not a lot is understood about “See,” however earlier experiences have described the forthcoming authentic sequence as an “epic, world-building drama” set sooner or later. The sequence is predicted to run eight episodes.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) penned the script and can function govt producer, whereas Francis Lawrence (“The Starvation Video games: Catching Hearth and Mockingjay Components 1 & 2”) will direct. “See” was spawned by Chernin Leisure and Endeavor Content material, and bought by Apple.

Calls – June 2018


Initially a short-form sequence on France’s Canal+, Apple is engaged on an English-language co-production, in addition to buying the rights to the primary season of the French-language present.

In its French incarnation, the sequence tells short stories utilizing a mixture of real-world audio and low-key photographs, Selection defined.

Sesame Workshop – June 2018

One of the earliest Muppets, from an IBM training film.

One of many earliest Muppets, from an IBM coaching movie.

Seeking to fill in its youngsters’s programming area of interest, Apple is reportedly partnering with Sesame Workshop to create an assortment of exhibits. The content material will not embody “Sesame Avenue,” which belongs to HBO and PBS, based on Selection. Sesame Workshop is predicted to provide a mixture of live-action, animated, and puppet series.

You Assume It, I will Say It – June 2018

Kristen Wiig.

Kristen Wiig.

Based mostly on Curtis Sittenfield’s upcoming assortment of quick tales, the 10-episode sequence was initially anticipated to star well-known comedienne Kristen Wiig. Wiig has needed to depart that position nonetheless to because of a scheduling battle with “Surprise Girl 1984,” Selection said. Within the latter she’s enjoying the film’s villain, Cheetah.

Sources claimed that Apple remains to be shifting forward with its present, which has Colleen McGuinness as creator and showrunner, and Sittenfield as a consulting producer. Wiig remains to be slated to govt produce, with assist from Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Neustadter works underneath Witherspoon’s Good day Sunshine media model.

‘Little America’ sequence – June 2018

The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. | Supply: Vogue

Apple has reportedly ordered “Little America,” an immigrant anthology sequence that can function tales impressed by true tales printed in Epic Journal. Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who labored collectively on “The Large Sick,” will govt produce alongside Alan Yang (“Grasp of None”), whereas Lee Eisenberg (“The Workplace”) will write, govt produce and serve as showrunner, experiences The Wrap.

Oprah Winfrey – June 2018


Apple and Winfrey have cast a long-term partnership to “create authentic packages that embrace her incomparable skill to attach with audiences world wide.” Nothing else is understood thus far.

Untitled Hilde Lysiak drama – June 2018

The real Hilde Lysiak.

The true Hilde Lysiak.

Apple has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of a drama based mostly on Hilde Lysiak, a preteen lady who uncovered a homicide within the city of Selinsgrove, Pa. via her personal newspaper, the Orange Avenue Information. Within the fictional model, a lady strikes from Brooklyn to a small city the place she exposes a chilly case residents — and her personal father — have tried to suppress.

Selection says that the present is being govt produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, with assist from Pleasure Gorman Wettels and Sharlene Martin. Jon M. Chu will each direct and govt produce. The present is underneath the wing of Nameless Content material and Paramount Tv, that are additionally engaged on Apple’s “Shantaram.”

Little Voices – Could 2018

J.J. Abrams

Govt produced by “Star Wars: The Power Awakens” director J.J. Abrams and musician Sara Bareilles, Selection reports that the present is a “love letter to the various musicality of New York which explores the common journey of discovering your genuine voice in your early 20s.” Apple has ordered 10 preliminary episodes.

The present is connected to Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic Productions and Warner Bros. Tv, in addition to Jessie Nelson, who is not going to solely write and govt produce however function showrunner and direct the primary episode. Nelson labored with Bareilles on the musical “Waitress,” and has movie credit similar to “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina.”

Shantaram – Could 2018


The present relies on a Gregory David Roberts novel, which follows an escapee from an Australian jail who results in the Bombay underworld.

The sequence will likely be produced by Nameless Content material and Paramount Tv, according to Selection. Maybe the largest names connected to the venture thus far are Eric Warren Singer and David Manson —the latter has govt produced exhibits like “Home of Playing cards” and “Large Love,” whereas Singer will deal with each writing and govt manufacturing duties, with screenwriting credit like “American Hustle.”

Dickinson – Could 2018


Starring Hailee Steinfeld, the 30-minute comedy series will take a look at the restrained 19th-century world of Emily Dickinson via the poet’s distinctive filter. Steinfeld has by no means earlier than had a daily TV position, being greatest identified for films like “True Grit” and “Pitch Good,” in addition to her musical profession.

Alena Smith will function author and govt producer, whereas David Gordon Inexperienced is about to direct and govt produce. Alex Goldstone from Nameless Content material can even govt produce, alongside Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta through Sugar23 Productions and Darlene Hunt. The present is being produced by wiip, Nameless Content material, and Sugar23.

Are You Sleeping – Could 2018

Spencer in 'Hidden Figures.'

Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures.’

Apple has picked up 10 episodes in adapting the titular Kathleen Barber novel, with “Hidden Figures” star Octavia Spencer solid within the lead position. The present will likely be a “true crime” drama, revolving round podcasts about unsolved or wrongful convictions. Sarah Koenig, the creator of “Serial,” is regarded as serving a consulting position. Reese Witherspoon, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo will likely be govt producers.

In June we realized that additional cast members will embody Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Seashore, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefah Wooden, however most notably Aaron Paul, enjoying fictional convicted assassin Warren Cave, whose innocence has been questioned for some 20 years.

Spencer will play reporter Poppy Parnell, trying into the case for her podcast, whereas Caplan will play twin sisters, Josie and Lanie. Jones will likely be Poppy’s father, Leander “Shreve” Scoville, whereas Perkins will play Cave’s mom Melanie. Phifer is solid as former detective Markus Knox, and Seashore will likely be Poppy’s husband Ingram Rhoades.

Lastly Thoms will play Poppy’s older sister Desiree, and Wooden will likely be one other sister, Cydie.

Basis – Apr. 2018


Apple is not the primary to take a crack at Isaac Asimov’s sprawling science fiction books — Fox, Sony, and Warner Bros. have all tried and did not get function movies off the bottom, and HBO aborted an try at its personal TV sequence. This latest effort is being dealt with by Skydance Tv, with trade veterans David Goyer and Josh Friedman serving as govt producers and showrunners.

The issue thus far has been the scope of Asimov’s story. On the heart is a “psycho-historian” who foresees the collapse of the Galactic Empire, and units about stopping the demise of human data.

Central Park – March 2018

Bob's Burgers.

Bob’s Burgers.

Coming from 20th Century Fox Tv and Loren Bouchard, the creator of “Bob’s Burgers,” “Central Park” will likely be Apple’s first animated series, a musical story a couple of household of caretakers that find yourself saving its namesake. The present was written by Bouchard, Josh Gad, and Nora Smith, and can star folks like Leslie Odom, Jr., Stanely Tucci, and Kristen Bell.

Little America – Feb. 2018

Nanjiani & Gordon

This present is being written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, beforehand accountable for “The Large Sick,” and revolves round immigrant stories plucked from real-life accounts in Epic Journal. Every episode will run simply 30 minutes in an anthology format.

Epic editors Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will function govt producers. The present will likely be developed by studio Uni TV.

Untitled M. Night time Shyamalan thriller – Feb. 2018



Little is understood in regards to the present past it having ten 30-minute episodes, the primary being directed by Shyamalan, the remainder solely being produced by him. His output is infamously combined, together with hits like “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable” but in addition bombs like “Avatar: The Final Airbender.” The present will likely be Shyamalan’s second TV manufacturing, after govt producing Fox’s “Wayward Pines.”

Main writing will likely be Tony Basgallop, who has labored on tasks like “24: Legacy,” “Inside Males,” and “EastEnders.” Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch of manufacturing firm Escape Artists are additionally govt producers, and Taylor Latham will likely be co-executive producing.

Swagger – Feb. 2018

Kevin Durant

The drama will function a biography of NBA player Kevin Durant, but in addition dive into the Beginner Athletic Union and the gamers, households, and coaches concerned with this system.

Durant himself will likely be concerned as a producer, working at the side of Think about Tv, run by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Reggie Rock Bythewood will write and direct.

Carpool Karaoke – Feb. 2018

Carpool Karaoke

Apple has opted to resume “Carpool Karaoke” for a second season based on CBS, which hosts “The Late Late Present with James Corden” — from which “Carpool Karaoke” was spun off.

Most deliberate visitors are unknown. Final season featured folks like Will Smith, Metallica, and “Recreation of Thrones” stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. An episode with Linkin Park and Ken Jeong was one of many final issues recorded by Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington earlier than his suicide.

A brand new episode is about to debut June 15, selling the film “Tag” by that includes stars Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, and Jon Hamm. Whereas the primary season was restricted to Apple Music subscribers, this new episode will likely be out there via the corporate’s TV app.

Untitled Damien Chazelle venture – Jan 2018

Damien Chazelle

Chazelle is working with fellow “La La Land” peers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, who will function producers, on a present with no different identified particulars.

Untitled sketch comedy present – Jan. 2018

Kristen Wiig

This one will star comedienne Kristen Wiig, and be based mostly on a shorty story assortment by Curtis Sittenfelds known as “You Assume It, I will Say It.” The trouble is certainly one of three Apple exhibits linked to Reese Witherspoon’s Good day Sunshine studio, the others being the morning present drama and “Are You Sleeping.”

See – Jan. 2018

Described as an “epic, world-building drama” set sooner or later, “See” is written by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) and directed by Francis Lawrence (“The Starvation Video games: Catching Hearth and Mockingjay Components 1 & 2”).

“Recreation of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa is set to star within the sci-fi drama that’s anticipated to run eight episodes.

Dwelling – Jan. 2018


A docuseries reasonably than fiction, “Dwelling” will concentrate on unusual homes and the people behind them. Presently 10 episodes are queued up.

The present is being produced by Altimeter Movies, Time Inc. Productions, and Media Weaver Leisure, with director Matt Tyrnauer on the helm. Tyrnauer is maybe greatest identified for a 2008 movie about designer Valentino Garavani.

Untitled Ronald D. Moore house drama – Dec. 2017

Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica.

One other thriller venture, it’s a minimum of identified to be set in an alternate timeline through which the 1960s’ space race never ended. Moore is a high-profile determine within the science fiction world, with credit such because the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot and “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology.”

It can boast “Fargo” producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, and are available from Sony Footage Tv and Tall Ship Productions.

Untitled morning present drama – Nov. 2017

Aniston & Witherspoon

Based mostly on the Brian Stelter novel “High of the Morning: Contained in the Cutthroat World of Morning TV,” Apple has already ordered two seasons. This can be due to its massive expertise get: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who will each star and govt produce. The sequence is being written and govt produced by “Home of Playing cards” supervising producer and political advisor Jay Carson.

Superb Tales – Oct. 2017

The original Amazing Stories.

The unique Superb Tales.

Based mostly on a two-season Steven Spielberg anthology sequence from the 1980s, Apple has reportedly ordered 10 episodes with a price range of over $5 million every. The brand new present could also be comparable in tone to “The Twilight Zone” or “Black Mirror,” with Spielberg again on as an govt producer.

It hasn’t had the smoothest run thus far. Unique showrunner Bryan Fuller left in February, to be replaced by “As soon as Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Fuller allegedly needed the present to be nearer in tone to “Black Mirror,” however Apple objected, presumably due to its calls for for a sanitized programming lineup.

Past TV

Cartoon Saloon's latest movie,

Cartoon Saloon’s newest film, “The Breadwinner.”

Apple’s first distributed feature film might from Cartoon Saloon, identified for animated films like “The Secret of Kells” and extra not too long ago “The Breadwinner.” Whereas Apple is claimed to be nearing a distribution deal for the U.S. and another international locations, as of June 2018 the film has but to be made and is over a yr away.

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