Posts tagged with "TV+"

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Apple Share Official Trailer for Inspirational Docuseries 'Dear...'

Apple Share Official Trailer for Inspirational Docuseries 'Dear...'

Apple have shared the official trailer for upcoming docuseries "Dear..." ahead of its Apple TV+ debut. All ten episodes will be available on day one and will feature popular public figures Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird, among others.

"Dear..." takes its inspiration from Apple's "Dear Apple" marketing campaign which promotes Apple Watch via user letters sent into Apple sharing the impact the device has had on individuals lives.

Inspired by Apple's groundbreaking "Dear Apple" ad for the ‌Apple Watch‌, Dear... is an inventive approach to biographies of the influential people who are shaping culture and society today using letters that fans have written to them. Dear... focuses on key moments from subjects' lives and their work that has profoundly impacted not only the individuals who have written letters, but the world at large.

You can now add the R.J. Cutler produced docu-series to your Up Next queau in prepertion for the shows Apple TV+ debut on June 5th.

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Apple TV+ Announce Short-Form Sports Docuseries 'Greatness Code'

Apple TV+ Announce Short-Form Sports Docuseries 'Greatness Code'

Apple TV+ docuseries "Greatness Code" is the latest in a long list of unscripted content announcements unveiled this week. The short-form sports series will stream to 100 countries when it premieres on July 10.

According to Apple's press release, the sports series will “spotlight untold stories from the greatest athletes in the world.”

"Greatness Code" will feature the following athletes across the series seven episodes:

  • Four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist LeBron James
  • Six-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady
  • Olympic gold medalist and co-captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team Alex Morgan
  • Record-holding Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White
  • World’s fastest man and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt
  • Five-time Olympic gold medalist and 15-time world champion swimmer Katie Ledecky
  • 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater

The series is directed by Gotham Chopra and produced by Religion of Sports - which Chopra co-founded with Tom Brady and NFL Hall of Fame legend Michael Strahan - and Uninterrupted, the athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

Earlier today Apple TV+ updated its press site with a release date for "Little Voices." The highly anticipated show will premiere alongside "Greatness Code" globally on July 10th.

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J.J. Abrams & Sara Bareilles's 'Little Voice' to Debut on TV+ July 10th

J.J. Abrams & Sara Bareilles's 'Little Voice' to Debut on TV+ July 10th

Update May 22nd:

Apple have now shared an official press release for the upcoming series.

Original May 20th article:

According to the Apple TV Press site, romantic-drama-comedy series "Little Voice" has an official release date of July 10th, 2020. While it's likely that this information was published earlier than planned, this release confirmation marks the completion of Apple's original slate of content announced onstage at last years media event.

Apple's description of "Little Voice" is as follows:

A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York, “Little Voice" explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s. Sara Bareilles (“Waitress”) will provide original music for this fresh, intensely romantic tale of the search to find your true voice … and then the courage to use it.

"Little Voice" is a J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Production in association with Warner Bros. Television, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson and Ben Stephensen.

The show - which will consist of ten half-hour episodes -  shares its name with Sara Bareilles's debut 2007 album - the inspiration for the project - and will revolve around new original music written by the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter.

More information is expected shortly, along with key-art and an official trailer.

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Tom Hanks WWII Film 'Greyhound' to Premiere on Apple TV+

Tom Hanks WWII Film 'Greyhound' to Premiere on Apple TV+

In a surprise to many, battleship drama "Greyhound" will now premiere on Apple TV+ after the previously scheduled Sony Pictures theatrical release became the latest to be scrapped amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Written by and starring Tom Hanks, "Greyhound" will be the first project by the multi-award winner to premiere via a streaming service.

The rights to "Greyhound" are part of a reported deal with Sony Pictures in the region of $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights, marking the single biggest commitment to a feature film by the company and a statement of intent seen across the movie industry.

Tom Hank's association with Apple TV+ may publicly begin with "Greyhound" but his relationship with the company began last year. The upcoming Hanks/Spielberg project "Masters of the Air" - a follow up to HBO's "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" -  began pre-production in 2019 and will be the very first fully in-house production by Apple.

Apple have yet to announce a premiere date for "Greyhound", however speculation is rife that it will soon come to the streaming service given the gap in the release schedule left by the shut-down of countless TV+ productions.

You can watch the trailer  for the PG-13 rated action/drama below.

"Greyhound" is based on the novel "The Good Shepherd" by C.S. Forester and will be the third WWII film of Tom Hanks career, following "A League of Their Own" and "Saving Private Ryan".

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Apple TV+ Beat Out Competitors in Race for 4-Part Docuseries from ‘McMillion$’ Duo

Apple TV+ Beat Out Competitors in Race for 4-Part Docuseries from ‘McMillion$’ Duo

Apple have given a straight-to-series order for a 4-part docuseries from the directors of HBO hit McMillion$. Deadline report today that the capture of the Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernández project followed a competitive tug-of-war ending in Apple paying "seven figures" to secure the prestigious rights.

The new untitled series is said to tell "the unbelievable true story of one of the largest scams in government history." Besides that tid-bit, little else is known about the project at this time.

The as-yet untitled project is the latest aquisition in an ever-growing catalogue of un-scripted content for Apple TV+ including; "Beastie Boys Story", "Visible: Out on Television", "Home", "Oprah Talks", "Dear..." (June 5th), "Dads" (June 19th), "Boys State" (July), "WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork", "Prehistoric Planet" and the R.J. Cutler directed Billie Eilish documentary expected by the years end.  

If you havent watched McMillion$ yet, now would be the perfect time to get your teeth into Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernández's breakout hit. Available to stream exclusively on HBO.

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'Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet - Quarantine' Coming to Apple TV+ on May 22nd

'Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet - Quarantine' Coming to Apple TV+ on May 22nd

Apple TV+ comedy "Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet" is set to be the latest show to launch a special pandemic episode, arriving on Apple TV+ on May 22nd.

Hot on the heels of its successful debut season - and recent Twitch streams - the workplace comedy series is set to follow in the footseps of "Parks and Recreation", "Community" and popular talk shows from the likes of Conan O'Brien and James Corden in offering a virtual episode, recorded remotley using iPhones.

The new episode - which follows in the footsteps of successful shot-on-iphone TV+ productions "Helpsters: Help You" and "Fraggle Rock: Rock On!" - finds the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all-time tasked with working from home. Poppy and Ian struggle with solitude, while Brad and David start a charitable competition as assistant Jo trys to explain video-conferencing to CW with mixed results.

Co-creator and star Rob McElhenney shared more with Variety:

“Lots of workplaces are figuring out this whole working-from-home thing, and the gaming industry is no different. Virtual meetings are a new and special kind of hell, so I think people will relate,” said McElhenney. “Yes we’ve all had low points, but there have also been incredible moments of triumph and we wanted to celebrate that. We needed to shoot this episode fast without sacrificing quality. Thankfully, we’re living in a time when everyone’s got a camera in their pocket. Having an iPhone coupled with the ingenuity of our crew, allowed us to make this unique piece of television in just days. We hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

You can watch the teaser trailer for the upcoming "Mythic Quest" Quarantine episode below.

Season one of "Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet" is available to watch in full on Apple TV+.

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Apple Sign Ridley Scott’s Scott Free to First-Look TV Deal

Apple Sign Ridley Scott’s Scott Free to First-Look TV Deal

Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions have joined a growing list of talents signed up to produce and develop content for Apple's streaming service, according to a report from Variety.

The multi-year deal sees Scott Free Productions develop global TV projects for Apple TV+ with Apple getting first refusal on said projects in the development faze.

The company are behind such successful films as "Top Gun", and "Gladiator"; as well as TV series including "The Good Wife", "The Good Fight", "The Man in the High Castle" and upcoming HBO Max series "Raised by Wolves". Since forming 25 years ago, the company has earned vast critical acclaim, acquiring over 100 Emmy Award nominations with 22 wins along with 28 Golden Globe nominations.    

The new partnership with Apple will see an end to the previous lengthy first-look deal between Ridley Scott and CBS TV, and represents a come home moment for Ridley Scott. Scott may be best known for blockbuster films such as "Blade Runner", "Alien", "Thelma & Louise" and "The Martian" but he will also be known to many for one iconic moment in Apple's history.

The Ridley Scott directed "1984" commercial would introduce the Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. It would be one of the very first TV commercials created specifically for the NFL's annual Super Bowl event.  

Ridley Scott's "1984" Macintosh Commercial

In related news, Variety were also first to report that Sofia Coppola has begun developing her first TV series, an adaption of the 1913 fiction novel ‘The Custom of the Country’. Her Apple TV+ exclusive feature film “On the Rocks”, is expected to release in the coming months.

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'Dads' Available to Stream on Apple TV+ June 19th

'Dads' Available to Stream on Apple TV+ June 19th

Documentary film "Dads" is set to join Apple TV+ in time for Fathers Day. Bryce Dallas Howard took to twitter to announce the June 19th release for her debut feature documentary.

Following on from her directorial debut on "The Mandalorian", "Dads" sees Bryce Dallas Howard team with her father Ron Howard, who produced the project.

Acquired by Apple as part of a deal with Imagine Documentaries at last years Toronto International Film Festival - "Dads" explores contemporary fatherhood through testimonies and wisdom from famous funny men including Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris and more. The documentary combines those antidotes with portraits of non-celebrity dads from around the world - including Brazil, Japan and the United States.

You can expect to see more Apple TV+ announcements in the coming days as the streaming service publicises its summer release schedule.

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‘Dickinson’ Honoured in Peabody Awards Nominees

‘Dickinson’ Honoured in Peabody Awards Nominees

Today the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 60 selected nominees, celebrating broadcasting and digital media in 2019. Apple TV+ original series Dickinsonreceived the streaming service's sole nomination in the Entertainment category.

The full list of nominees include 'Chernobyl', 'David Makes Man', 'Fleabag', 'Float', 'Good Omens', 'Our Boys', 'Ramy', 'Stranger Things'. 'Succession', 'Unbelievabe'. 'Watchmen' and 'When They See Us'.  

Peabody Awards nominees are chosen through a unaminous vote of 19 Jurors from nearly 1,300 entries from television, radio/podcasts and the web in entertainment, news, documentary, children's and public service broadcasting and are based on the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the university of Georgia.

The award nomination comes at the same time Deadline reports that Apple have signed an overall deal with 'Dickinson' creator and executive producer, Alena Smith. The new deal will see Alena work exclusively on upcoming projects for Apple TV+.