Apple TV+ has a lot of shows and movies in development, with new announcements coming quite regularly.
Here’s all the news from the last week (as I was on holiday):
Apple has ordered a new series about the world of competitive surfing. It will cover the 2021 World Surf League so won’t appear on TV+ for a while.
A new docuseries based on Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s book ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’ is being made for Apple TV+. It will be hosted by the former senator and her daughter.
Dichen Lachman has joined the cast of the forthcoming drama ‘Severance’ as a series regular.
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) is joining the Morning Show for season 2 as UBA news anchor Laura Peterson.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show) is to star in a new thriller ‘Surface’ from ‘High Fidelity’ creator Veronica West and Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine.
Apple has bought another Israeli thriller. Following in the footsteps of Tehran, Losing Alice will premiere January 22nd 2021. From Apple - “Losing Alice follows an aging director, Alice, and her growing obsession with a young screenwriter whose dark, troubling script appears to be more truth than fiction.”
A series based on the movie ‘How to be a Latin Lover’ entitled ‘Acapulco’ has been ordered by Apple. The bilingual series is produced by Lionsgate.
The previously announced film ‘Cherry’ starring Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo (the excellent ‘Wayne’) and directed by the Russo brothers will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 12th. This is 2 weeks after a run in theatres starting February 26th.