Apple has released the first trailer for it’s new nature documentary series ‘Earth At Night In Color’, narrated by Tom Hiddleston. Using cutting edge camera technology, the show reveals scenes of nature at night never before possible until now.
Apple has shared the first trailer for the docuseries 'Becoming You' on it's Apple TV YouTube channel. The series follows over 100 children from all corners of the globe and shows how the first 2000 days of our lives shape us. The series premieres November 13th on Apple TV+.
Per the description on YouTube:
2,000 days. 100 children. The story of us. Peek into the first days of life in Becoming You, a globe-crossing, six-part docuseries narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman.
Directed by Thom Zimny, the documentary will release on Apple TV+ to coincide with the new album from Bruce on October 23rd. It is the first album recorded live in the studio with The E Street Band since 'Born To Run' 35 years ago. Bruce also recently got turned into an emoji on Twitter to mark the occasion.
I can't wait.
From Apple: “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” captures Bruce Springsteen recording his new album “Letter To You” live with the full E Street Band, and includes final take performances of 10 originals from the new record. The feature-length vérité documentary features full performances from the E Street Band, in-studio footage, never-before-seen archival material, and a deeper look into “Letter To You” from Springsteen himself. Written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny, the film is a tribute to the E Street Band, to rock music itself, and to the role it has played in Springsteen's life.
Following numerous teases, Apple have released the full trailer for its psychological thriller ‘Servant‘ – with all ten episodes available to binge via Apple TV+ on November 28th.
The show starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kabbell, Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free is still shrouded in mystery other than the company’s brief description:
Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Created by Tony Basgallop and co-produced with M. Night Shyamalan – the Apple Original takes place entirely within the couples Philadelphia home as they best explore how to handle their grief.
Speaking at New York Comic Con last month, M. Night Shyamalan – who directed two episodes and edited the full show at his home – told those in attendance: “The thing that’s really unique about the show is that it never leaves one location. It has this play like quality to it so we get to focus on the writing, performances and cinematography with every shot planned out.”
Considered one of his most rewarding projects, Shyamalan has stated that he expects ‘Servant’ to eventually go-on to span six seasons spanning sixty episodes. With the cast going on to express that the show is full of long takes, emulating M. Night’s style best exemplified through his earlier work on ‘Unbreakable’, I cannot wait to jump in!
Apple have released the debut trailer for Minhal Baig’s coming of age drama ‘Hala‘ – available to stream on December 6th through Apple TV+.
The company gave a brief description of the feature film follows:
Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family.
The project has been on quite the journey since its early life as a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. Originally a 14 minute short film, ‘Hala’ was the result of fun, fearless, DIY filmmaking.
Minhal Baig sat down with Nylon in 2016 to talk about the once-short film’s semi-autobiographical tone:
“The film grew out of a desire to express the sexual anxieties of my personal adolescence,” she said. “My parents immigrated to the United States from Pakistan over 30 years ago and, for as long as I remember, were struggling to reconcile how ‘American’ they wanted to be. The topic of sex was expressly forbidden in our household, which created a real and serious anxiety when I began high school. I grew up feeling like I had to have a double identity—the quieter, socially conservative version of myself that my parents approved of, and the ‘real’ me that could only exist when my family wasn’t around. I slipped in and out of these two identities quite easily, until my family found out about a relationship I’d hid from them. The collision of these two disparate identities, the anxiety of never quite feeling understood, and the feeling that I was neither ‘Muslim’ or ‘American’ enough inspired the story of Hala.”
Now a full-length feature – ‘Hala’ wowed audiences with its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival where Apple acquired the Jada Pinkett Smith executive produced drama starring Toronto International Film Festival 19′ Rising Star Geraldine Viswanathan.
Apple will be hopeful that ‘Hala’ can attract votes in the lead up to awards season with campaigning beginning this past weekend.
The Apple Original drama has been rated R due to its adult themes. You can watch the original short above which is suitable for mature audiences.
Apple have published the first trailer for its original feature film ‘The Banker’ ahead of its December 6th theatrical release.
The drama starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long is based on a true story from the 1960’s, in which Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson) devise a plan to help African Americans access bank loans at a time when it was near impossible. They soon hire a white man (Hoult) to front their operation, whilst secretly running the business posing as a janitor and a chauffeur.
Talking to the audience at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles event on Saturday, ‘The Banker’ director George-Nolfi said:
“Apple, I think, just believed in the story…They came in early and hard, and who doesn’t want to have Apple release their first big film? That’s exciting.”
‘The Banker’ – streaming on Apple TV+ in January – is the third Apple original feature set for a theatrical release following ‘The Elephant Queen‘ in October and ‘Hala‘ on November 22nd. A theatrical run is integral to any awards push and Apple continued its campaign for the company’s originals earlier today by publishing a ‘For your consideration’ web-page to critics.
Attendees of FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino will be treated to an exclusive screening of ‘The Banker’ on Nov 7th, presented by assistant editor Steven Moyer.
With Apple TV+ mere weeks from launching, it was inevitable that Apple would make their presence felt at last nights Emmy Awards. The Emmys celebrate the previous years television accomplishments and with big names and big money being funnelled into the production of TV shows by the likes of Netflix, Amazon Video and HBO you may not be surprised to learn that not one award was taken home last night by a show available over-the-air.
Apple’s heads of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht will be more than aware that the company will want a healthy dose of nominations at next years awards show, with the hope that critical acclaim is forthcoming for the company’s original content lineup.
Joining the new 15 second spots for ‘Dickinson’, ‘For All Mankind’, ‘The Morning Show’, ‘See’ and ‘Snoopy in Space’ were the first teases for ‘Servant’ and ‘Truth Be Told’.
‘Servant’, from visionary M.Night Shyamalan received two creepy spots which whilst not giving away much, set the kind of foreboding tone expected from the writer/director. The supernatural show starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning following a tragedy that creates a rift in their marriage whilst inviting a mysterious force into their home.
'Truth Be Told' stars Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul in a true-crime thriller with the teaser highlighting the two leads. Octavia Spencer plays a podcaster who reopens her investigation into a murder. With doubts and new evidence coming to light after her original evidence leads to a conviction, she is forced to reevaluate her investigation which made her a media sensation.
Both shows will premiere in the weeks following the launch of Apple TV+.
You can view all the new spots that debuted during last nights Emmy Awards broadcast below:
Apple TV+ will launch in 150 countries on November 1st costing $4.99/month. The purchase of new iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch or Apple TV hardware will entitle users to one free year of service.
Apple have today shared two new trailers for its upcoming original content coming to Apple TV+ at the service’s November 1st launch. Ghostwriter and Helpsters were confirmed to be a part of the family friendly portion of launch content yet until now no trailers were released. These previews can now be viewed via the company’s TV app or by visiting tv.apple.com.
Helpsters is an educational kids show, created by Tim McKeon (PBS Kids’ Odd Squad) and Sesame Workshop. The show aims to teach children about problem solving and coding concepts in a new fresh, fun way. The preview (Here) – set in a famous fictional Manhattan street – introduces the Helpsters; Cody, Mr. Primm, Scatter, Heart and Jackie as they wait patiently for someone to help whilst singing the shows theme song (already stuck in my head). The overall tone and charm should feel very familiar to existing fans of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo.
Ghostwriter is one of a number of reboots coming to Apple TV+. Originally a American children’s mystery series in the 90’s. Ghostwriter sees four kids (equip with iPhones) team up to solve mysteries as fictional characters enter the real world via a haunted book store. The preview (Here) suggests one such fictional character is White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, mixing animated CGI characters alongside a real life cast.
Helpsters and Ghostwriter showcase the family offerings coming at launch to Apple TV+ when the service debuts on November 1st in over 150 countries. Apple tv+ will cost $4.99/month following a 7 day free trial. Purchasers of iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac or Apple TV hardware will receive one years subscription for free.
With the launch of Apple TV+ creeping ever nearer, Apple have chosen the past few Monday mornings to give us a taste of what to expect later this year when the subscription service launches. Today the company published a new trailer for ‘Dickinson’, a new 30 minute comedy series starring Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen, Spider-Man: Into the Universe, Pitch Perfect 3) as the eponymous poet Emily Dickinson.
Created by Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom) – the trailer takes on a very different tone compared to what we’ve seen so far from Apple TV+. Soundtracked by 2015’s “I Like Tuh” by Carnage feat. iLoveMakonnen, the short teaser offers a very different perspective on the shy, reclusive Dickinson we had previously grown to know. Instead we are introduced to a horn throwing, rock-n-rolling, rebellious, spunky young lady ready for domestic war (and possibly the circus).
This interpretation of the late great American poet depicts a popularised recent theory by scholars, following the discovery that Dickinsons first posthumous editor – Mabel Loomis Todd – did everything to cover up her secret life long love affair with future sister-in-law Susan Gilbert.