Spielberg, Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Spike Lee, Jon Favreau and Sofia Coppola are just some of the big name directors working on new TV shows for Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Apple TV+. Taking on the on-demand video titans, Apple already has already attracted some big stars to their platform. Here are a few of the shows you should keep an eye out for.
1. Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories
After Spielberg’s recent anti-Netflix campaign, it’s not surprising that the Jaws director is taking his upcoming ’80s anthology show, Amazing Stories, to Apple instead. The show will rival Netflix’s Black Mirror and Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone by telling compelling sci-fi stories. Spielberg talked about one episode telling the tale of a Second World War pilot falling through a time hole. Sounds good!
2. Steven Knight’s See
Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders and Taboo, is working on See, an apocalyptic TV series starring Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa. The show will focus on a virus-devastated Earth where humans have been unable to see for the last few centuries.
3. The Morning Show
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell will star in The Morning Show, an exciting new drama series that will explore the power dynamics between news anchors both on and off air.
4. Little Voice
When most audiences think of JJ Abrams, they think of sci-fi. However, the Star Wars director is exploring new territory by headlining a romantic comedy-drama. Written by Sara Bareilles and starring Sara Bareilles, Little Voice will follow a singer finding her voice in the industry.
Sesame Street is getting its own spin-off with Helpsters, a kids show dedicated to teaching children how to overcome everyday problems.
6. Untitled M Night Shyamalan project
M. Night Shyamalan will do what he does best and pen a new psychological thriller filled with twists and turns for Apple TV+. The 10-episode series will star Toby Kebbel and Lauren Ambrose.
Other stars also working on Apple TV+ shows include Ron Howard, Chris Evans, Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray, Jon Favreau, Rashida Jones, Spike Lee, Richard Gere, Josh Gad, Joel Kinnaman, Rupert Grint, Jason Sudeikis, David S Goyer, Jennifer Garner and Stanley Tucci.