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In an email informing Apple TV+ subscribers that their free trial period will soon lapse, Apple also revealed that the series "Foundation" and "The Problem With Jon Stewart" will both premiere in September, but no specific dates were provided.

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From the email, received by a MacRumors editor:
Plus, there's much more to come with highly anticipated new dramas, comedies, kids shows and some of the biggest films in streaming:

- Mr. Corman: Starring Emmy Award® winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt — series premieres August 6
- CODA: Sundance Film Festival award winner — film premieres August 13
- Foundation: Based on Isaac Asimov's award-winning novels — series premieres in September
- The Problem With Jon Stewart: The late-night star's long-awaited return to TV — series premieres in September
- The Shrink Next Door: Starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd — series premieres November 12
The release dates for the other Apple TV+ series in the list were previously known.

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Apple said "Foundation" will chronicle a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.


"The Problem With Jon Stewart" will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation, according to Apple. The new, original current affairs series will mark Stewart's return to television after his 20-time Emmy Award-winning run on the Comedy Central series "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" came to a close in 2015.

For many Apple TV+ users, expect your subscription to automatically renew for the standard $4.99 per month starting July 1. This date may vary slightly for some users depending on the date that you first subscribed to the service.

(Thanks, Zach Knox!)

Article Link: Apple TV+ Series 'Foundation' and 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Premiering in September
 
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contacos

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Seems like everything remotely interesting will be pushed to fall. Just in time for all those 1 year free subscriptions to end! Now how many will extend their subscription before even able to watch one episode is the real question.

i personally hate the interface and therefore keep forgetting to watch anything on there. They need to separated the „iTunes Store“ more from the TV+ Content. It’s just messy
 

ThunderSkunk

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I might. I get a night of TV in every 3-4 weeks, and at that point I think I’d like the smaller selection of higher quality shows to choose from than the huge quantity of low-mid quality shows that are left on Netflix. & theres no way I’m paying Disney or CBS or NBC cash for just their own stuff, so if there’s one service I might subscribe to, it’s probably this.
 
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nutmac

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Post-free yearly trial Apple TV+ slate (July and onward) is looking great indeed.
  • July: Central Park (starts tomorrow), Ted Lasso
  • August: See
  • September: Foundation, The Morning Show, The Problem with Jon Stewart
  • October: Invasion
  • November: The Shrink Next Door
I just wish Apple would create a $14.95 Apple One tier with Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and 2 TB iCloud.
 
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Alwis

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My free subscription ends in November, I will extend it, not only for Foundation but because I like the other shows very much. Can't wait for Foundation and the new seasons of at least See and Ted Lasso this year.

Same here, I like all of the content I have already watched. Most probably I will cancel Disney+ and keep AppleTV+, Netflix and Amazon prime. Amazon mainly because of the shipping benefits, not so much for streaming. And Im am seriously considering to cancel my cable TV provider, I have not seen anything on "conventional" TV for more than 6 month at least.
 

chucker23n1

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Guys, will you further extend your subscription due to these series? I won’t. sorry, Apple.

As far as ongoing series go (e.g., Defending Jacob not withstanding): so far, I'm following For All Mankind, The Morning Show, Mythic Quest, and Ted Lasso. Trying was kinda meh, so I'm not sure I'll bother with the second season. I'm not sure a second season of Little America will be as good as the first, but we'll see?

But that is four shows, which is not nothing. Seems OK at $5/mo.
 
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Same here, I like all of the content I have already watched. Most probably I will cancel Disney+ and keep AppleTV+, Netflix and Amazon prime. Amazon mainly because of the shipping benefits, not so much for streaming. And Im am seriously considering to cancel my cable TV provider, I have not seen anything on "conventional" TV for more than 6 month at least.

Sports. only reason I still have cable TV.

my cable TV Package comes with all the logins for all the local sports streaming services as well. So when I tried seeing what NHL, MLB, Sportsnet, TSN all would cost me? 2x that of my cable package that includes them.

however for me, it's Apple+ that'll be cancelled when the free year is over. I've watched 1 thing and didn't really enjoy it. I find Apple's own stuff is... pretentious, and tries too hard to be "arty". like they're main goal isn't entertaining content, but winning awards and accolades in the industry.

Disney+ gets the most watch in my household. Star Wars, MCU, National Geographic, STARZ all have content that everyone in my family is regularly watching. It's taken over Netflix as the regular streaming service (I might even cancel netflix)
 

PsykX

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Guys, will you further extend your subscription due to these series? I won’t. sorry, Apple.
I don't really have the choice because I have Apple One for my family.

If only we could pick the 4 services we want for the same price, I'd trade TV+ or Arcade for Fitness.
 

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I probably watch it too but won't be extending my 1 year free trial. The navigation on TV+ is horrible. I've watched all of season one of Mosquito Coast and TV+ still has episode 4 in my up next queue!!!
Why so different from regular Apple TV. Also, I don't have HBO so why do I want things from HBO showingup in my suggestions!
 

sjsharksfan12

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Yes, Apple TV+ is slowly turning into my favourite streaming service. Though admittedly I'm doing it through AppleOne subscription bundle, although that was its purpose and it worked on me. ;)

I wish they would have an annual option for Apple 1. It seems like a decent deal (At least for Music and + ) but I don't really want to pay monthly. My Apple TV free trial ends in Mid July and I do plan to re-subscribe for another year for Ted Lasso and a few other shows, like Foundation.
 
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I wish they would have an annual option for Apple 1. It seems like a decent deal (At least for Music and + ) but I don't really want to pay monthly. My Apple TV free trial ends in Mid July and I do plan to re-subscribe for another year for Ted Lasso and a few other shows, like Foundation.
Same. Apple's annual pricing option is a great deal for those that don't want to bother micro managing the value of Apple subscriptions:
  • Apple Arcade: $49.99/year, equivalent to getting 2 months free
  • Apple Fitness+: $79.99/year, equivalent to getting 4 months free
  • Apple Music Individual: $99.00/year, equivalent to getting 2 months free
  • Apple TV+: $49.99/year, equivalent to getting 2 months free
I currently subscribe to iCloud 2 TB, with Apple TV+ on free trial set to auto renew with annual pricing.

I enjoyed Apple Arcade 4-month free trial so if Apple One Individual is offered at $150/year, I would jump all over it.
 
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Duane Martin

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i personally hate the interface and therefore keep forgetting to watch anything on there. They need to separated the „iTunes Store“ more from the TV+ Content. It’s just messy
Currently there are tabs for: Watch Now (which is everything from all linked service);  tv+ (which is all of Apple’s programming); Movies (iTunes store available for purchase or rent); TV Shows (iTunes store available for purchase); Sports (which is, well, sports); Library (which is everything you have previously purchased from the iTunes Store).

How could this be more separated? There are literally (using the term correctly here) separate tabs for each category. Hate the interface all you want but make sure you hate it for real issues and not imagined ones. And messy? Compared to what? Prime? Disney +?

My family will be keeping  tv+ through  One because some of our favourite shows are on it and more seem to be coming. Plus, Apple is employing a lot of my colleagues with their high quality and well paid productions and I can support that.
 
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