The tech giant’s year-in-the-making streaming service is nearly here and besides giving others of its ilk a run for their money — that means you too, Amazon Prime and Hulu — the company has plans to provide quality content for its subscribers. On March 25th, Apple announced the launch of its own streaming platform, Apple TV+, along with a slate of original TV series and films backed by some serious star power.
Here are all the Apple Originals coming your way.
Are You Sleeping
This 10-episode thriller starring Octavia Spencer was first announced in January of 2018. Spencer worked with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company to get the show, based off a crime novel by Kathleen Barber, made. The series follows America’s growing obsession with true-crime podcasts and the sinister consequences of pursuing justice on our own terms. Spencer is joined by other big names like Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Mekhi Phifer, Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins, and This Is Us breakout, Ron Cephas Jones.
This dark, half-hour comedy series imagines what life might have been like for famed 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Hailee Steinfeld plays the stifled authoress, a young woman stuck in a more restrictive time with modern sensibilities and a need to break free from her suffocating upbringing. The show marks Steinfeld’s first TV role and is penned by writer Alena Smith.
For All Mankind
Ronald D. Moore knows his way around a good sci-fi show. He’s responsible for Starz’s breakout time-traveling romance Outlander after all, but with this new venture, Moore trades in the moors of Scotland for the outer-reaches of space, building a show that imagines an alternate reality in which the space race never stopped. Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman headlines this series, which also stars Michael Dorman and Shantel VanSanten.