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Apple Announces Release Dates for Several Upcoming Apple TV+ Shows

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Apple today shared release dates for several of its upcoming Apple TV+ shows that are set to launch during the spring and summer of 2020, and offered first looks at some of the content.

"Amazing Stories," a sci-fi anthology series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, is set to premiere on Friday, March 6. "Amazing Stories," which is a reimagining of the original 1980s series, was one of the first shows that Apple picked up for Apple TV+.


The show will focus on a new topic each episode, similar to "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." Apple says that each episode of the series will "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers."

Stars in "Amazing Stories" include Dylan O'Brien ("Maze Runner," "Teen Wolf"), Victoria Pedretti ("You"), Josh Holloway ("Lost," "Yellowstone"), Sasha Alexander ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Shameless") and Robert Forster ("Twin Peaks").

"Central Park," an animated Apple TV+ series from "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard, will premiere on Apple TV+ this summer. "Central Park" is described as an animated musical comedy that focuses on the Tillermans, a family that lives in and takes care of Central Park.


"Defending Jacob," a series starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, will debut on Friday, April 24. The show is a drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime in a small Massachusetts town, following a district attorney who is torn between his love for his son and his duty to uphold justice.


"Home Before Dark," a series that focuses on the story of child journalist Hilde Lysiak, is set to premiere on Friday, April 3. The show follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to a small lakeside town where her father is from. Her pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town tried to bury. The show stars Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Adrian Hough, and more.


Documentary series "Home," which focuses on "the world's most innovative homes," will premiere on Friday, April 17. Apple says that each episode "unveils the boundary-pushing imagination of the visionaries who dared to dream and build them."


Apple also announced a new series from the UK, "Trying," which will launch on Friday, May 1. The show is described as a look at "growing up, settling down, and finding someone to love." It will feature Rafe Spall and Esther Smith as Jason and Nikki, a couple who want a baby but can't have one.


Recently announced docuseries "Dear..." that profiles famous people through letters written to them is set to debut on Friday, June 5. The show stars Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird, and more.

Apple today also announced the renewal of "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" for season 2 ahead of its upcoming debut on Friday, February 7.


All of the shows listed above will be available on Apple TV+, which is priced at $4.99 per month or free for a year for those who recently purchased an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, or Apple TV.

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The series from the creator of Bob's Burgers has my attention. I haven't utilized my  TV + trial yet, but honestly I don't watch much TV (maybe 2 hours a week?). Realistically, I doubt this show will be able to live up to Bob's Burgers, but I'd sure like another show in that same vein on my watchlist.
 
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I didn’t know Amazing Stories was slated to have multiple writer/director teams!
That sounds amazing... as a sci-fi lover, I’m VERY excited about this series.

I'm even ok w/ Apple wanting it more family friendly, than just a mere black mirror knock-off.
That horrific dystopic future style is great and all... but in this case- the Spielberg original was more of an “after school” type program. I’m glad they didn’t make it all grimdark, just because that’s what plays right now.

I have high hopes for this show & hope there ends up being some great pairings in the creative teams!
 
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That's what people misunderstand. Apple TV doesn't have to be everything for everybody. It's a win for them if they make any shows that make people feel like they're missing out if they don't have an Apple media product. It doesn't need to be your one and only streaming service. It doesn't need to serve every audience and every taste.

If they've decided that PG13 is their limit, then that's their brand choice. And that's fine. There's no reason Apple needs be your source of edgy content. If they make anything that elevates AppleTV beyond a simply dumb box for other services content, then they've been a success. Then you can still get your despair-filled sci-fi from netflix.
 
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Thomas Davie

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Amazing Stories is the first Apple TV+ show thatI would watch. Just not excited about the offerings so far. I could subscribe but if the shows drop every week then > 3 months. Only 6.99 $Cdn so it’s not a big deal. However, I’ll wait for the first reviews to roll in.

My favourite streaming service, Shudder is on Apple TV+ but I already sub to Shudder for a year and it works on all devices/tv’s and gaming consoles I own so there’s little motivation for me to buy an Apple TV.

As always, shrug.

Tom
 
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Amazing Stories at last! Defending Jacob and Home Before Dark seem quite interesting too! Still very few releases for a streaming service that aims to compete with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon...
 
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That's what people misunderstand. Apple TV doesn't have to be everything for everybody. It's a win for them if they make any shows that make people feel like they're missing out if they don't have an Apple media product. It doesn't need to be your one and only streaming service. It doesn't need to serve every audience and every taste.

If they've decided that PG13 is their limit, then that's their brand choice. And that's fine. There's no reason Apple needs be your source of edgy content. If they make anything that elevates AppleTV beyond a simply dumb box for other services content, then they've been a success. Then you can still get your despair-filled sci-fi from netflix.
Your quote sounds as if you don't really know anything about the content on ATV+. It's definitely doesn't have a PG13 limit. From it's introduction it has had content that would appeal to a varied audience and that content has been rated from G all the way to R. It seems it's you who misunderstands. Cuz again, your comment reads like it was written from the perspective of a person who is just repeating what other people initially thought Apple was going to offer. The content they've offered from the beginning has put that to bed.
 
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It’s really too bad... the TV-MA rating means this household didn’t even bother. At this rate we will be dumping the service once the free trial ends.
The thing is - I can make a strong case that despite the MA, both See and For All Mankind are suitable for younger teens (just skip ahead when the queen prays - kids these days wouldnt be put off by the violence and the language is minimal). And Little America is rated G and is fabulous.
 
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Thomas Davie

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Some good comments here. I don’t sub to Netflix except when Black Summer is on, binge watch it and then cancel. I;m hoping I receive another ‘we’ve missed you, please come back and have a free month on us’.

I found the show ’The Rain’ decent enough, but incredibly stupid in the second season (never quite understood how a teenage Simone managed to teach herself sufficient molecular biology to be able to understand her dad’s work or why everyone put up with Rasmus).

i gave away my last Apple TV to a neighbor and I would love to have one reason to buy one (I like toys) - but I don’t see any for me. I should be part of the target audiience; am medically retired, watch a ton of tv and have disposable income I am more than ready to dispose of.

They don’t have to appeal to very much to get me to sub - but nothing (currently) isn’t quite appealing. I’ll wait and see. Wouldn’t mind a Cloverfield tv show or (I know this has been done many times over and there isn’t a chance in heck this will happen) but I’d take another zombie show at the drop of a hat and sub up.

To show you how of the loop on Apple TV I am, I don’t even know if a ATV can play media files from external storage(?).

Tom
 
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Apple should rehire Bryan Fuller and do an anthology series in the same vein as Black Mirror. Maybe reboot the '80s anthology show called Darkroom? It will be a good companion to Amazing Stories, for adults.

 
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I got an offer of free Apple TV for the year since I bought a new iPhone. The problem is I can not use it as I can not use it on my tv as there is no Apple support for the Xbox app

So basically I can not watch Apple TV on my well tv. Without buying a new device which i am not wanting to do since my Xbox support every other streaming service I juts don’t understand why Apple have limited this product to just certain devices.

And because of that I did not bother claiming the free year. It’s not good that people

Like me will not even watch Apple TV for free because u can not watch it on a tv and have to spend more money on another device to do so when I already own a devices capable of doing streaming services.

I am sorry but Apple are just hearting themselves.

So for that reason I will not support this service. Such a shame as I would of liked to watch some of there shows but if I can not watch on my tv I am not interested.

And I don’t want to watch it on the iPhone or iPad.
 
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Good. Something interesting is showing up... I was very happy about See and For all the Mankind, but nothing else attracted me since then.
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Amazing Stories at last! Defending Jacob and Home Before Dark seem quite interesting too! Still very few releases for a streaming service that aims to compete with Netflix, Disney+, Amazon...
How many originals contents Disney+ has at launch ?
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Proof “no one” is watching the current shows?
No proofs for sure, but you know, is so cool to bash Apple here ...
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still waiting on Foundation
This.
It will be a game changer for me, but I don’t think we are going to see it this year. As far as I know they are still in the casting phase.
 
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