Apple Original Series “Dr. Brain” to Premiere Globally on Thursday, November 4





Apple Original Series “Dr. Brain” to Premiere Globally on Thursday, November 4 to Coincide with the Apple TV+ Launch in South Korea
The sci-fi drama series will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly through December 10.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple Original Series “Dr. Brain” to Premiere Globally on Thursday, November 4 to coincide with the Apple TV+ launch in South Korea*

Directed and executive produced by visionary filmmaker KIM Jee-woon and starring LEE Sun-kyun from Academy Award-winning film “Parasite,” trailer for new sci-fi drama available now

*Note, series will debut Wednesday, November 3 in the U.S.

“Dr. Brain,” a new six-episode Korean-language Apple Original series directed and executive produced by visionary filmmaker KIM Jee-woon, is set to premiere globally on Thursday, November 4 (Wednesday, November 3 in the U.S.) on Apple TV+. Based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name by Hongjacga, “Dr. Brain” marks the first Korean-Language series to debut on Apple TV+. The sci-fi drama series will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly through December 10, 2021.

The series follows a brilliant brain scientist Sewon (LEE Sun-kyun) who suffers a horrific personal tragedy when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident. Desperate to uncover what happened, he goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the tragic mystery by conducting “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues.

“Dr. Brain” stars LEE Sun-kyun, best known to global audiences for his supporting role in the Academy Award-winning film “Parasite.” The series also stars LEE You-young, PARK Hee-soon, SEO Ji-hye and LEE Jae-won.

“Dr. Brain” is written, directed and executive produced by KIM Jee-woon. Executive producers also include Samuel Yeunju Ha and Jamie Yuan Lai for Bound Entertainment; HAM Jung Yeub and Daniel Han for StudioPlex; Joy Jinsoo Lee and Min Young Hong for Kakao Entertainment; and Antonio H.W. Lee. KIM Jin A and KOH YoungJae also write. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Bound Entertainment, Kakao Entertainment, StudioPlex and Dark Circle Pictures.

The complete first season of “Dr. Brain” is available to screen in the Apple TV+ screening room. If you need to activate an account, please email screeners@apple.com. Reviews are embargoed until November 3 at 2pm PT/5pm ET in the U.S. (November 4 at 6am KST in S. Korea).

Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 155 wins and 537 awards nominations.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



Oprah Winfrey to Discuss “Bewilderment” with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Powers





Oprah Winfrey to Discuss “Bewilderment” with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Powers on “Oprah’s Book Club,” Premiering Friday, October 22 on Apple TV+
In this insightful and in-depth interview, Winfrey and Powers reflect on “Bewilderment,” his first novel since receiving the Pulitzer Prize, as well as finding empathy through our differences, and their hopes for the future of our planet.
[via press release from Apple]
Oprah Winfrey to discuss “Bewilderment” with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers on “Oprah’s Book Club,” premiering Friday, October 22 on Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning and No.1 New York Times best-selling author Richard Powers to discuss his new novel “Bewilderment” on the latest episode of “Oprah’s Book Club,” available for free starting Friday, October 22, on Apple TV+.

In this insightful and in-depth interview, Winfrey and Powers reflect on “Bewilderment,” his first novel since receiving the Pulitzer Prize, as well as finding empathy through our differences, and their hopes for the future of our planet.

“Bewilderment,” published by W. W. Norton & Company, was named one of the most anticipated books of 2021 and centers on a moving father-son story that also offers vital commentary about our beautiful, imperiled planet Earth. This intimate and timely novel allows readers an opportunity to reflect on all that is currently happening in the world and in our own lives.

“Bewilderment” is available now on Apple Books in both ebook and audiobook formats, and customers can enjoy them across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and CarPlay.

“Bewilderment” is also available as an audiobook, read by Edoardo Ballerini and published by Random House Audio.

About Oprah’s Book Club

Oprah’s Book Club connects a worldwide community of readers to stories that truly matter by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Readers around the world can easily discover Oprah’s Book Club through the Apple Books app on iPhone and iPad, learn more about the latest selection, and browse previous selections. Customers can follow Oprah’s Book Club on Apple Books for updates. Customers can also enjoy the “Oprah’s Book Club” series available for free exclusively on Apple TV+, where they can watch all of Winfrey’s discussions with Book Club authors.

About Apple Books

Apple Books makes discovering and enjoying ebooks and audiobooks effortless on iPhone and iPad. Customers can tap on the Book Store tab to browse all available titles, top charts, editorially curated collections, and books by genre, as well as the dedicated Audiobooks tab to find great new stories to listen to, including ones narrated by celebrities and popular narrators. The Reading Now tab makes it easy for customers to get right to their latest book or audiobook, or uncover a new favorite with personalized recommendations, and they can track their progress by using the Reading Goals feature and make reading a daily habit. Customers can also enjoy Apple Books on Mac, or listen to their audiobook library on Apple Watch and CarPlay.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



Apple TV+ Doubles Down On “Mythic Quest,” Renewing Acclaimed Workplace Comedy





Apple TV+ Doubles Down On “Mythic Quest,” Renewing Acclaimed Workplace Comedy for Seasons Three and Four

Series co-creator and star Rob McElhenney, “Mythic Quest” guest star and Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins and “Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis announce renewal in new video

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Apple TV+ today announced a season three and four pick-up of “Mythic Quest,” the hit sitcom from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, which has been hailed by critics as “hilarious and endearing,” “a ton of fun,” and “the best workplace comedy on TV.” McElhenney, who also stars, shared the news in his signature comedic style with a video featuring fellow Apple TV+ star and Emmy Award-winner Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”), and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, who recently earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Narrator for his guest star role in the “Mythic Quest” special, “Everlight.” Boasting a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, the series is set to open the writers’ room for season three later this year.

“Mythic Quest” follows the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. In addition to McElhenney, who stars as the fictional company’s creative director, Ian Grimm, the ensemble cast includes Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis and David Hornsby, who also executive produces. Additional cast includes Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee and Jonathan Wiggs. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft Film & Television.

“Just like critics and audiences all over the world, we fell in love with Rob and his team’s sharp writing and full-of-heart, relatable characters that make up the world of ‘Mythic Quest,’” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We can’t wait for viewers to see what’s in store in the upcoming seasons of this brilliant workplace comedy.”

“Mythic Quest” is created and executive produced by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz. Also serving as executive producers are Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel on behalf of 3Arts, Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot for Ubisoft Film & Television, and David Hornsby.

Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 155 wins and 534 awards nominations.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.



Apple TV+ Announces Star-Studded Cast for Highly Anticipated Anthology Series “Extrapolations”





Apple TV+ Announces Star-Studded Cast for Highly Anticipated Anthology Series “Extrapolations” from Prolific Writer, Director and Producer Scott Z. Burns
Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav will lead the new series, which is now in production.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ announces star-studded cast for highly anticipated anthology series “Extrapolations” from prolific writer, director and producer Scott Z. Burns

Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav to lead new series, now in production

· Apple TV+ today unveiled that Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys, Kit Harrington, Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav are set to star in “Extrapolations,” a new Apple Original climate change anthology series from writer, director and executive producer Scott Z. Burns (“Contagion,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Report”), with additional cast to be revealed soon.

· Now in production and produced for Apple TV+ by Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res, “Extrapolations” tells intimate, unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale. Told over a season of eight interconnected episodes, each story in the scripted series will track the worldwide battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century.

· “The only thing we know for sure about the future is that we are all going there together – and we’re taking with us our hopes, our fears, our appetites, our creativity, our capacity for love and our predilection to cause pain,” said Burns. “These are the same tools that storytellers have been using since the beginning of time. Our show is just using them to keep time from running out.”

· The highly anticipated anthology series will star:

· Meryl Streep will star in an undisclosed role.

· Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “The Loudest Voice,” “Wander Darkly”) as ‘Rebecca Shearer,’ a marine biologist.

· Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) as ‘Nicholas Bilton,’ the CEO of an industrial giant.

· BAFTA Award-nominee and Cesar Award winner Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian,” “The Looming Tower”) plays ‘Ezra Haddad,’ a man struggling with memory loss.

· Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys (“The Americans,” “Perry Mason”) as ‘Junior,’ a real estate developer.

· Tony and Grammy Award-winner Daveed Diggs (“Snowpiercer,” “Hamilton”) as ‘Marshall Zucker,’ a Rabbi in South Florida.

· Gemma Chan (“Marvel’s Eternals,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) as ‘Natasha Alper,’ a single mother and micro-finance banker.

· David Schwimmer (“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Band of Brothers”) will play ”Harris Goldblatt,’ a father to a teenage daughter.

· Adarsh Gourav (“The White Tiger”) will play ‘Gaurav,’ a driver for hire.

· “Extrapolations” is executive produced by Burns, Ellenberg, Greg Jacobs (“The Knick”, “Magic Mike,” “Contagion”), Dorothy Fortenberry (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Media Res’ Lindsey Springer.

· The series marks another partnership for Apple TV+ and Media Res following the Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning “The Morning Show,” now in its second season. “Extrapolations” will also premiere alongside a growing offering of anthology series for the world’s most creative storytellers on Apple TV+ including the BAFTA, Independent Spirit Award and NAACP Image Award-nominated “Little America”; as well as “Roar” from creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Bruna Papandrea; and, the recently announced ongoing anthology “The Crowded Room” from Akiva Goldsman and starring Tom Holland.

· Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 154 wins and 523 awards nominations.

· Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.



“Snoopy In Space” Lifts Off For Season Two on Friday, November 12





“Snoopy In Space” Lifts Off For Season Two on Friday, November 12

Apple TV+ releases trailer for season two of the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated series

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Apple TV+ today released the out-of-this-world trailer for season two of “Snoopy in Space,” premiering all twelve episodes on Friday, November 12, on Apple TV+. After exploring the Moon and visiting the Space Station in season one, Snoopy and the Gang are ready for their next big adventure, an epic journey across the universe to discover if there really is life outside of Earth.

Join Snoopy on an epic interstellar road trip as our intrepid beagle tackles one of the most compelling mysteries of humankind: is there life out there in the universe? Snoopy and his friends bring NASA’s most exciting current research to life, from searching for traces of ice and ancient fossils on Mars, to drilling into oceans hidden inside of distant moons, and even seeking out exoplanets far beyond our own solar system. Of course, like any good road trip, Snoopy and Woodstock’s journey includes lots of extra adventures along the way, plus plenty of support from Charlie Brown, Franklin, Marcie, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang back at Johnson Space Center. Let the adventure begin!

“Snoopy in Space” is a Daytime Emmy Award-nominee and Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning Apple original for kids. In partnership with WildBrain, along with Peanuts Worldwide, the series is designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students. This season’s focus on Space is through the lens of ‘The Search for Life,’ highlighting the scientific processes and technology behind Space exploration, the need for resilience when facing setbacks, and the importance of imagination when trying to find creative solutions.

The series is executive produced by Mark Evestaff, who also serves as showrunner, as well as Craig Schulz, WildBrain’s Josh Scherba, Anne Loi and Stephanie Betts and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates’ Paige Braddock.

The award-winning lineup of original films and series for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the upcoming “Harriet The Spy,” featuring the voice talents of Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch; “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero; the recently released “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory”; “Rolling Along with Otis” and “Puppy Place”; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater”; new series from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show”; “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times Bestselling Book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



“PUPPY PLACE” STREAMING NOW ON APPLE TV+





“PUPPY PLACE” STREAMING NOW ON APPLE TV+

All-new clip from charming series based on Scholastic’s best-selling book series now available

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Apple today released a clip filled with adorable furry friends from “Puppy Place,” the new series for kids and families now streaming globally on Apple TV+. Based on Scholastic’s best-selling book series written by Ellen Miles, the eight episode live-action series chronicles the adventures of dog-loving siblings, Charles and Lizzie Peterson, and the puppy pals they foster in search of forever homes.

This heartwarming series tells the story of a puppy who finds his or her way to the Peterson family. Charles (Riley Looc) and Lizzie (Brooklynn MacKinzie), whose different approaches complement, inspire, and occasionally confound one another, do whatever it takes to find a happy, loving home for each and every dog. Discovering what makes each puppy special offers a unique perspective that helps the pair overcome their own individual hurdles.

The series is produced by Andrew Green, Linda Mathious, Heather MacGillvray, Vincent Brown, Ari Posner and Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman and Jef Kaminsky of Scholastic Entertainment,

Episode 101 – Goldie

Charles and Lizzie meet Goldie, a golden retriever pup who teaches them an important life lesson.

Episode 102 – Shadow

Lizzie needs help proving Shadow has what it takes to be a guide dog. Charles and Sammy work together to make the perfect puppy room.

Episode 103 – Rascal

While Charles sets out to find a home for an energetic Jack Russell terrier, Lizzie’s ranch visit doesn’t go according to plan.

Episode 104 – Scout

Lizzie vows to help a German shepherd puppy join the search and rescue team. Charles gets carried away with a friendly debate over dogs and drones.

Episode 105 – Pugsley

A needy pug puts Lizzie’s internship at a doggy daycare to the test. Charles attempts to finish a school project while bingeing his favorite show.

Episode 106 – Princess

Charles agrees to foster an adorable but high-maintenance Yorkie pup. Lizzie gets paired with the school’s judo champ for an assignment.

Episode 107 – Jack

The Petersons take in a sensitive boxer puppy that needs a one-on-one forever home. To get into a book club, Lizzie makes a promise she can’t keep.

Episode 108 – Bandit

Charles, Lizzie, and Maria discover that Bandit, a playful shih tzu, needs surgery before they can find him the perfect companion.

Apple TV+ is also home to an award-winning lineup of original films and series for kids and families, including the “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; new series from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show”; “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times Bestselling Book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers; and, upcoming series “Fraggle Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company. To date, Apple has inked overall deals with some of today’s most trusted franchises in kids and family programming, including Sesame Workshop and Wildbrain (Peanuts); as well as a multi-year partnership with Skydance Animation to deliver groundbreaking, premium animated films and first-ever theatrical-quality animated television series to kids and families.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.* For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for Highly Anticipated Drama Series “Swagger”





Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for Highly Anticipated Drama Series “Swagger” About the Compelling World of Youth Basketball
Revealing what it’s like to grow up in America off the court, the first three episodes of the 10-episode series will debut globally on Friday, October 29 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ debuts trailer for highly anticipated drama series “Swagger” about the compelling world of youth basketball

“Swagger” to premiere globally with the first three episodes October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for “Swagger,” the highly anticipated drama inspired by NBA superstar’s Kevin Durant’s experiences in the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Revealing what it’s like to grow up in America off the court, the first three episodes of the 10-episode series will debut globally on Friday, October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.

Hailing from creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood, who also serves as executive producer alongside Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman, the new series is led by an ensemble cast of stars including O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Tessa Ferrer, Tristan Mack Wilds and Jason Rivera.

Jackson stars as Ike, a former star player who’s now a youth basketball coach; Hill stars as Jace Carson, a basketball phenomenon who is one of the top-ranked youth basketball players in the country; Azoroh plays Jenna, Jace’s mother who is determined to chart NBA success for her son; Wallis plays Crystal, a top young basketball player; Harris plays Musa, the team’s glue and point guard; Bingham plays Drew Murphy, a player from an affluent part of town; Irama plays Phil Marksby, the enforcer for a rival team; Nzeribe plays Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad; Ferrer plays Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for a rival team; Wilds plays Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company; and Rivera plays Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country.

“Swagger” is created by Bythewood, who also writes, directs and serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Durant, Grazer and Kleiman. The series is produced for Apple by Thirty Five Ventures, Imagine Television Studios, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema. Also serving as executive producers are Samie Kim Falvey, Francie Calfo and Samantha Corbin-Miller.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 154 wins and 523 awards nominations.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



Apple TV+ Orders “Shrinking” from Star and Executive Producer Jason Segel





Apple TV+ Orders “Shrinking” from Star and Executive Producer Jason Segel
“Shrinking” follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ Orders “Shrinking” from Star and Executive Producer Jason Segel

Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” co-creator Bill Lawrence and star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein to write and executive produce new comedy series alongside Segel

Apple TV+ today announced a series order for “Shrinking,” a 10-episode comedy series that will star Jason Segel, who also serves as writer and executive producer alongside Emmy Award winners Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. The news was announced on the heels of the season two finale of Apple’s Emmy, SAG, Critics’ Choice and WGA Award-winning global hit phenomenon “Ted Lasso.”

“Shrinking” follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own.

The new series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence is under an overall deal, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Segel, Lawrence and Goldstein all serve as writers and executive producers, Jeff Ingold is an executive producer, and Liza Katzer is a co-executive producer.

“Shrinking” marks the second Apple Original starring Segel, who is next set to star in Apple Original Films’ highly anticipated “The Sky is Everywhere” based on the best-selling YA Novel of the same name. It also marks the third partnership for Apple, Lawrence, and Warner Bros. Television, alongside “Ted Lasso” and the recently announced series order for “Bad Monkey.” Goldstein currently stars and serves as writer and co-executive producer on “Ted Lasso,” which recently broke records as the most-nominated freshman comedy in Emmy history, and landed a total of seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Goldstein and Outstanding Comedy Series.

The series will join a growing offering of hit and award-winning comedy series on Apple TV+ including “Schmigadoon!,” “Physical,” “Dickinson,” “Mythic Quest,” “Central Park” and the upcoming limited series, “The Shrink Next Door.”

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions, faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 154 wins and 523 awards nominations.

Jason Segel bio

Segel recently starred in his anthology series “Dispatches from Elsewhere” which he created, wrote, directed, and produced. He received critical acclaim for starring in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s “Our Friend,” opposite Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck, as well as James Ponsoldt’s biopic “End of the Tour,” in which he played David Foster Wallace and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Segel will next be seen starring in Apple Original Film “The Sky Is Everywhere” opposite Cherry Jones, the feature film “Windfall” opposite Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins, as well as Adam McKay’s Untitled Lakers Project

Brett Goldstein bio

Brett Goldstein – a breakthrough creative force onscreen and off – is a series regular, writer and co-producer on Apple TV+’s multi award-winning comedy series, “Ted Lasso,” for which he won a 2021 Emmy Award for his scene-stealing performance as Roy Kent, as well as two Writers Guild of America Awards as part of the show’s writing team. As a creator, he most recently co-created, executive produced and wrote the limited anthology series, “Soulmates,” which debuted in October 2020. A fixture to UK audiences on screen and in comedy clubs alike, this British actor, writer, creator and producer has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after multihyphenates. He is also the host of the popular podcast, Films To Be Buried With, which finds him in candid conversation with special guests as they discuss the films that have shaped them.

Bill Lawrence bio

Bill Lawrence is an award-winning television writer, producer and director. His current projects include the Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso,” for which he recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; “Bad Monkey” with Vince Vaughn for Apple TV+; a “Head of the Class” reboot; and a “Clone High” reboot. Bill previously created and executive-produced “Scrubs” and co- created “Cougar Town,” “Ground Floor,” “Spin City,” and “Clone High.” “Scrubs,” which was twice nominated for an Emmy Award, was also named a Future Classic by the TV Land cable network and was the winner of both a Humanitas Award and an Imagen Award. Bill also executive-produced/supervised numerous other shows under his Doozer banner, including “Whiskey Cavalier,” “Undateable,” “Nobody’s Watching,” “Surviving Jack, and “Head of the Class.”

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Apple TV+’s Peabody Award-winning “Dickinson” debuts trailer for third and final season





Apple TV+’s Peabody Award-winning “Dickinson” debuts trailer for third and final season

Critically-acclaimed original comedy series from creator Alena Smith and starring Academy Award-nominee Hailee Steinfeld returns for the third and final season on Friday, November 5 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today released the trailer for the third and final season of “Dickinson,” the critically acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning Apple Original comedy series starring and executive produced by Academy Award-nominee Hailee Steinfeld, and created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith, who also makes her directorial debut this season. The first three episodes of the ten-episode season will premiere globally on Friday, November 5, 2021 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through December 24, 2021.

In the third and final season, Emily Dickinson’s most productive time as an artist falls amid the raging American Civil War and an equally fierce battle that divides her own family. As Emily tries to heal the divides around her, she wonders if art can help keep hope alive, and whether the future can be better than the past.

Starring alongside Steinfeld in the third season of “Dickinson” are returning ensemble cast members Toby Huss, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Amanda Warren, Chinaza Uche, and Jane Krakowski, as well as world renowned rapper, singer, and songwriter, Wiz Khalifa, who will join the show once again as the character of ‘Death.’ The third season will also feature brand new guest stars including Ziwe as ‘Sojourner Truth,’ who also joined as a writer, Billy Eichner as ‘Walt Whitman,’ and Chloe Fineman as ’Sylvia Plath;’ as well as returning favorites Zosia Mamet as ‘Louisa May Alcott’ and Will Pullen as ‘Nobody.’

Since its global debut, “Dickinson” has been awarded a prestigious Peabody Award and earned a GLAAD Media Award nomination following its first season, and Hailee Steinfeld was nominated by the Hollywood Critics Association for the inaugural HCA TV Awards in the Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy category.

“Dickinson” is executive produced by Alena Smith; Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta for Sugar23 Productions; Paul Lee and Josh Stern for wiip; Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content; Hailee Steinfeld; Robbie MacDonald, who also writes; Silas Howard, who also directs and Diana Schmidt. Alena Smith also serves as writer and showrunner. The series is produced by wiip, Anonymous Content and Sugar23.

Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 154 wins and 523 awards nominations.

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Video: Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for New Animated Series “Harriet the Spy”





Video: Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for New Animated Series “Harriet the Spy” and Sets Worldwide Premiere on Friday, November 19
The first half of the series (five episodes) debuts on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 19, and the second half will return with additional episodes in spring 2022.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ releases trailer for new animated series “Harriet the Spy” and sets worldwide premiere on Friday, November 19

Beanie Feldstein and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch lead voice cast in first animated adaptation of beloved children’s novel

Apple TV+ today announced the premiere date for “Harriet the Spy,” and debuted the trailer showcasing a glimpse at the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel chronicling the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M. Welsch. Produced by The Jim Henson Company, the animated series stars acclaimed actor Beanie Feldstein as Harriet, a fiercely independent and adventurous 11-year-old girl, alongside Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch as Ole Golly, Harriet’s larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny. The first half of the series (five episodes) debuts on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 19, 2021, and the second half will return with additional episodes in spring 2022.

Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, “Harriet the Spy” follows the outspoken and perpetually curious 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch. More than anything, Harriet wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer, she’ll need to know everything. And to know everything means she’ll need to spy … on everyone! Joining Feldstein and Lynch, the series features Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of popular girls at Harriet’s school, and additional voice cast Kimberly Brooks, Crispin Freeman, Grey Griffin, Bumper Robinson and Charlie Schlatter.

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett wrote and performs the original theme song for the series, which she concurrently released as a single today under her Mom + Pop record label and is now available on Apple Music.

Based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh, the Apple Original series is produced by The Jim Henson Company, and written and executive produced by Will McRobb (“The Adventures of Pete & Pete”) with Sidney Clifton (“Black Panther” animated series, “Me, Eloise”) as producer.

Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford executive produce on behalf of The Jim Henson Company with John W. Hyde, Nancy Steingard and Wendy Moss-Klein also serving as executive producers, and Terissa Kelton as co-executive producer. Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina executive produce for Titmouse Animation Studios.

In addition to “Harriet the Spy,” Apple’s growing partnership with The Jim Henson Company includes “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!,” as well as the highly anticipated reboot of the classic series “Fraggle Rock,” and recently added bonus specials, “Down at Fraggle Rock,” “Doozer Music” and “Fraggle Songs,” that are now available to stream on Apple TV+. The award-winning lineup of original films and series for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the upcoming “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero; “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; the recently released “Get Rolling With Otis” and upcoming “Puppy Place”; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater”; new series from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show”; “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.

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