Apple TV+ Sets Cast for “Time Bandits”





Apple TV+ Sets Cast for “Time Bandits,” New Original Series from Academy Award-Winning Co-Writer, Director and Executive Producer Taika Waititi
Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson and Rachel House will lead the cast of the comedy series.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ sets cast for “Time Bandits,” new original series from Academy Award-winning co-writer, director and executive producer Taika Waititi

Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson and Rachel House to lead cast of new Apple Original comedy

Apple TV+ today announced it will expand its Emmy Award-winning comedy slate with “Time Bandits,” a new 10-episode series co-written, directed and executive produced by Academy and BAFTA Award-winner and Emmy Award-nominee Taika Waititi (“Our Flag Means Death,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Thor” films), and starring an ensemble cast led by Emmy and SAG Award-winner Lisa Kudrow.

With the first two episodes directed by Waititi, “Time Bandits” is a comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history nerd. The series will star:

· Emmy and SAG Award-winner Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback,” “Booksmart,” “Web Therapy,” “Friends”) as ‘Penelope’

· Kal-El Tuck (“Unseeing Evil,” “Band in the Sand”) as ‘Kevin’

· Charlyne Yi (“Knocked up,” “Paper Heart,” “The Second Act”) as ‘Judy’

· Tadhg Murphy (“Conversations with Friends,” “Black Sails,” “Brassic,” “Undergods”) as ‘Alto’

· Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (“You Don’t know Me,” “Tomb Raider”) as ‘Widgit’

· Rune Temte (“Eddie The Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom,” “Captain Marvel”) as ‘Bittelig’

· Kiera Thompson (“Martyrs Lane,” “Salisbury Poisonings”) as ‘Saffron’

· Rachel House (“Heartbreak High,” “Thor Ragnarok”) as ‘Fianna’

“Time Bandits” is produced for Apple TV+ by Paramount Television Studios, Anonymous Content’s AC Studios and MRC Television. The series is executive produced by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Iain Morris, and Garrett Basch along with Handmade Films.

The series will premiere on Apple TV+ alongside an offering of award-winning and hit comedies including Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso,” which landed back-to-back awards for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first two seasons; acclaimed comedy “Mythic Quest,” set to debut its third season this fall; “Acapulco,” returning for season two on October 21; “Bad Sisters,” from executive producer and star Sharon Horgan; and, returning seasons of broadly celebrated series “The Afterparty,” “Schmigadoon!” and more.

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 276 wins and 1,153 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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 attv.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.*



Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show”





Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for the Second Season of the Critically Acclaimed Children’s Series Apple TV+ debuts trailer for the second season of the critically acclaimed children’s series

“Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer, premiering globally on Friday, October 7
Apple TV+ today released the trailer for the second season of beloved series “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” premiering globally on Friday, October 7.

Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of kindness creates more incredible change. “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” is co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Wreck-It Ralph” franchise) and Angela C. Santomero (“Blue’s Clues,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”).

Season two brings countless renowned guest stars to Clover Grove including Tony Hale (“Mysterious Benedict Society”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Joe Lo Truglio (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), D’Arcy Carden (“A League of Their Own”), Kristen Schaal (“What We Do In The Shadows”), Beth Dover (“Orange Is the New Black”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), Emily V. Gordon (“Little America”) and music from American rock band, OK Go.

The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning 9 Story Media Group (“Karma’s World,” “Blue’s Clues & You!,”) with animation by its Oscar-nominated studio Brown Bag Films (“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Vampirina”). Jax Media also produces. Wendy Harris and Vince Commisso from 9 Story Media Group and Tony Hernandez and John Skidmore from Jax Media serve as executive producers, alongside showrunner and Emmy Award nominee Guy Toubes. Dr. Junlei Li, the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, serves as the kindness and human connection expert on the series through Apple TV+’s changemakers initiative.

The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the recently premiered groundbreaking series “El Deafo,” critically acclaimed “Amber Brown” created by Bonnie Hunt, and Common Sense Media Selections “Best Foot Forward,” “Duck & Goose,” “Surfside Girls” and “Life By Ella.” The impressive all-ages offerings also include “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, the Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers,” new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show,” as well as “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. Apple TV+ continues to present young viewers and their caregivers with first-rate options including the upcoming series “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.

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 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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.



Apple Original Films Announces New Untitled Documentary Film





Apple Original Films Announces New Untitled Documentary Film Featuring the Legendary ‘haenyeo’ of South Korea
The film is directed by Peabody Award nominee Sue Kim, and is the first project from the Apple TV+ partnership with Malala Yousafzai’s production company Extracurricular.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple Original Films announces new untitled documentary film featuring the legendary ‘haenyeo’ of South Korea

Feature film directed by Peabody Award nominee Sue Kim hails from Malala Yousafzai’s Extracurricular and A24

Apple Original Films announced today a new untitled documentary film from Extracurricular and A24, featuring the story of the legendary ‘haenyeo’ of South Korea’s Jeju Island. The film is directed by Peabody Award nominee Sue Kim (“The Speed Cubers”), and is the first project from the Apple TV+ partnership with Malala Yousafzai’s production company Extracurricular.

The film tells the story of “Korea’s mermaids,” elderly free divers whose work catching seafood off the coast of Jeju Island has supported their community for generations. Matriarchs, breadwinners and rowdy grandmas, the haenyeo’s numbers have dwindled in the past few decades. But now their youngest descendants are helping to revive the revered and often dangerous lifestyle of their ancestors, while fighting to protect the ocean from looming environmental threat.

The co-production hails from Extracurricular, the production company of women’s rights activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, partnering with Apple TV+ to create original programming, and A24, who is also collaborating with Apple on the upcoming highly anticipated Steve Martin documentary.

Yousafzai and Erika Kennair, Extracurricular’s president of productions, will produce alongside A24.

This documentary will be joining Apple’s acclaimed and award-winning documentary slate including docuseries and documentaries featuring the real-life stories of beloved stars including the four-part Earvin “Magic” Johnson docuseries “They Call Me Magic”; the Emmy Award-nominated documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”; the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award-nominated film “The Velvet Underground”; the acclaimed documentary honoring iconic Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker and actor Sidney Poitier, “Sidney”; and the recently announced untitled feature films about the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, and the legendary actor and comedian Steve Martin.

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 earned 276 wins and 1,153 award nominations and counting.

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+ Lands “Untitled Vince Gilligan Project” in a Two-Season Straight-to-Series Order





Apple TV+ Lands “Untitled Vince Gilligan Project” in a Two-Season Straight-to-Series Order with Emmy Award Nominee Rhea Seehorn Set to Star
It marks the second collaboration for Gilligan with “Better Call Saul” star Seehorn, who recently landed an Emmy Award nomination for her widely celebrated performance in the series.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ lands “Untitled Vince Gilligan Project” in a two-season straight-to-series order with Emmy Award nominee Rhea Seehorn set to star

Apple TV+ today announced a two-season straight-to-series order for “Untitled Vince Gilligan Project,” a new series helmed by acclaimed creator Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) and starring Emmy Award-nominee Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul,” “Cooper’s Bar”) in the lead role.

Hailing from Sony Pictures Television, the new series will mark Gilligan’s first project following the creation of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” It also marks the second collaboration for Gilligan with “Better Call Saul” star Seehorn, who recently landed an Emmy Award nomination for her widely celebrated performance in the series.

Gilligan will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Jeff Frost and Diane Mercer also executive produce, with Jenn Carroll producing for High Bridge Productions.

The “Untitled Vince Gilligan Project” is the latest Apple Original series from Sony Pictures Television, joining hit space drama series “For All Mankind,” which is currently in production on its fourth season; the highly anticipated series adaption of “Dark Matter,” starring Joel Edgerton, who also serves as executive producer, and Jennifer Connelly; the broadly acclaimed and hit murder-mystery comedy series “The Afterparty” from Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord; and, upcoming comedy “Platonic,” starring Emmy Award-nominee Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen.

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 276 wins and 1,153 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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.*



Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for the Epic Second Season of “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory”





Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for the Epic Second Season of “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord, Premiering Globally on Friday, September 30
The second season of the animated epic takes Wolfboy, voiced by Kassian Akhtar, to a new realm underneath the Everything Factory where Nyx attempts to lure him to the dark side.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple TV+ debuts trailer for the epic second season of “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HITRECORD, premiering globally on Friday, September 30

Apple TV+ today released the trailer for the second season of beloved hit “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,” premiering globally on Friday, September 30.

The second season of the animated epic “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” takes Wolfboy, voiced by Kassian Akhtar, to a new realm underneath the Everything Factory where Nyx attempts to lure him to the dark side. With his Spryte friends and new allies, Wolfboy engages in a quest to unite the forces of creation and destruction, and realizes that being different is what makes him special – and ultimately, it’s the oddballs and dreamers who change the world.

“Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” is inspired by the work of visual artist Toff Mazery, co-created with Emmy Award winner Edward Jesse (HITRECORD’s “Create Together”), developed by Emmy winner Michael Ryan (“All Hail King Julien,” “Kung Fu Panda”), and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Mr. Corman”), HITRECORD and FOX Entertainment’s Bento Box Entertainment.

In addition to Akhtar as the titular Wolfboy, the series is voiced by Critics’ Choice Award nominee Archie Yates (“Jojo Rabbit”), who portrays Sprout, Lilly Williams as Xandra, Cristina Milizia (“DC Superhero Girls”) as Floof, Abigail Estrella (“Alice’s Wonderland Bakery”) as Seth and Gordon-Levitt voicing Professor Luxcraft. The series is peppered with a number of special performances, including Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”) as Nyx.

The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the recently premiered groundbreaking series “El Deafo,” critically acclaimed “Amber Brown” created by Bonnie Hunt, and Common Sense Media Selections “Best Foot Forward,” “Duck & Goose,” “Surfside Girls” and “Life By Ella.” The impressive all-ages offerings also include “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, the Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers,” new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show,” as well as “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. Apple TV+ continues to present young viewers and their caregivers with first-rate options including the upcoming series “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.

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 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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.



Video: Apple Reveals Trailer for Highly Anticipated Drama “Shantaram”





Video: Apple Reveals Trailer for Highly Anticipated Drama “Shantaram,” Starring Charlie Hunnam and Based on the International Bestselling Novel
“Shantaram” will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 12-episode first season on Friday, October 14, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through December 16.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple reveals trailer for highly anticipated drama “Shantaram,” starring Charlie Hunnam and based on the international bestselling novel

New 12-episode Apple Original series premieres globally October 14 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer and new first-look images for “Shantaram,” its highly anticipated new drama starring Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”). Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram” will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 12-episode first season on Friday, October 14, 2022, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through December 16, 2022, on Apple TV+.

“Shantaram” follows a fugitive named Lin Ford (Hunnam) looking to get lost in vibrant and chaotic 1980s Bombay. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s running from in this new place. After falling for an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it.

In addition to Hunnam, the series also stars Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, David Field, Alexander Siddig, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Elham Ehsas, Rachel Kamath, Matthew Joseph and Shiv Palekar.

The series is co-created, written and executive produced by Steve Lightfoot, who also serves as showrunner. Bharat Nalluri directs and executive produces. Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin and Justin Kurzel also executive produce along with Eric Warren Singer, who co-created the series. “Shantaram” is produced for Apple by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content’s AC Studios.

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 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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.



MotorTrend Now Available in the Apple TV App in the U.S.





MotorTrend Now Available in the Apple TV App in the U.S.
MotorTrend subscribers can stream approximately 7,500 episodes of top series and specials.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND NOW AVAILABLE IN THE APPLE TV APP IN THE U.S.

-Subscribers Can Now Subscribe to MotorTrend in the Apple TV App for Access to MotorTrend’s Best in Class Automotive Programming, Including the All-New Season of TOP GEAR AMERICA-

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, announced today that MotorTrend’s vast stable of world-leading automotive series and specials are now available to customers in the U.S. in the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac; popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, and others; Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices; Chromecast with Google TV; and PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles.

MotorTrend subscribers can stream approximately 7,500 episodes of top series and specials including the highly anticipated first two seasons of TOP GEAR AMERICA starring Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon, as well as KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW, MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, ROADKILL, FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH, WHEELER DEALERS, FASTER WITH FINNEGAN, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION, BITCHIN’ RIDES, and many, many more.

“The availability of MotorTrend in the Apple TV app is the latest step in our distribution goal of making MotorTrend’s premium streaming video content catalog available to fans on all major platforms. We’re thrilled to now deliver the world’s best automotive entertainment, including the newest episodes of TOP GEAR AMERICA, to customers directly through the Apple TV app,” said Mark Jocson, Vice President, Digital Partnerships and Distribution.

Beginning today, customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to MotorTrend’s premium streaming content on the Apple TV app for $4.99 per month. Subscribers to MotorTrend can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favorite shows on the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share the MotorTrend subscription using their own Apple ID and password.

The Apple TV app brings together all the ways to watch shows and movies into one app and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, and PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles. The Apple TV app also features Apple TV+, Apple’s video subscription service offering original shows, movies and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers, as well as other Apple TV channels, personalized and curated recommendations, and movies and TV shows to buy or rent.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Warner Bros. Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, MotorTrend Group encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend Group serves to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.



Apple’s Global Phenomenon “Ted Lasso” Joins Ranks of the Most Celebrated Comedies





Apple’s Global Phenomenon “Ted Lasso” Joins Ranks of the Most Celebrated Comedies in History with Back-to-Back Emmy Wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!,” and “Home Before Dark” also took home awards.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple’s global phenomenon “Ted Lasso” joins ranks of the most celebrated comedies in history with back-to-back Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

“Ted Lasso” once again becomes the most Emmy Award-winning comedy

Apple TV+ lands nine Emmys total, including four wins for “Ted Lasso,” and honors for “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!,” and “Home Before Dark”

CULVER CITY, Calif. — At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, the beloved Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” joined the ranks of comedy legends with its win for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series in the genre in 74 years of Emmy history to do so. The second season of “Ted Lasso” also became the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).

Apple’s “Ted Lasso” now joins the ranks of only seven other comedy series in history that have landed Outstanding Comedy Series wins in their first two years: “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “The Golden Girls,” “Cheers,” “All in the Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show.”

“We’re so grateful and humbled to see ‘Ted Lasso’ honored with back-to-back wins for best comedy as audiences around the world continue to love the show and these characters as much as we do,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “It has been such an honor for all of us at Apple to collaborate with the exceptionally gifted cast and creative team to bring this heartwarming, hilarious, and kind series to the screen. We sincerely thank the Television Academy for recognizing the show and appreciate everyone for believing.”

“It is incredibly rewarding to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with best comedy wins for its first two seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We send our warmest congratulations to everyone on the cast and crew, and to Jason, Brett, and MJ for their individual Emmy Awards. We thank the Television Academy and also our spectacular teams who have worked tirelessly to bring this very special series to viewers across the globe.”

In total, Apple TV+ landed nine Emmy Awards this year, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” earning the top honor for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth win in a row; celebrated Best Drama Series nominee “Severance” making its Emmy debut with two wins including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design; Apple’s critically acclaimed “Schmigadoon!” winning Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; and dramatic mystery series “Home Before Dark” landing the previously announced juried award for Outstanding Motion Design.

In addition to this year’s honors for the sophomore season of “Ted Lasso,” the first season of the series also made history at last year’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as the most-nominated freshman comedy series in history, nabbing seven awards in total, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

Apple Original series, films, and documentaries have now been honored with 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s historic win at the Oscars as “CODA” took home Best Picture and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.

In 2022, Apple scored nine Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories:

“Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney

“Severance”

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

“Schmigadoon!”

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

“Home Before Dark”

Outstanding Motion Design

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Each episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” features celebrities sharing a car, singing along to their personal playlists, and embarking on adventures. Season five kicks off with Simu Liu and Jessica Henwick; “The White Lotus” costars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney; Anitta and Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, who first met on “Carpool Karaoke”; the stars of All Elite Wrestling; and the D’Amelio family.

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which has won an Emmy for each of its previous four seasons, along with multiple Producers Guild Awards and a Critics Choice Award, is produced for Apple by CBS Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions, with executive producers James Corden, Eric Pankowski, and Ben Winston.

“Home Before Dark”

“Home Before Dark” is a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, the series follows a young girl named Hilde (played by Brooklynn Prince) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Dana Fox, Jon M. Chu, Joy Gorman Wettels, Howard Deutch, Dara Resnik, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, and Sharlene Martin. It was co-created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. The cast includes: Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Aziza Scott, Michael Weston, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Rio Mangini.

“Schmigadoon!”

A parody of iconic musicals, “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-executive produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and star Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.

“Severance”

In “Severance,” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.

“Severance” is written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron, and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jackie Cohn executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott serve as producers. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.

“Ted Lasso”

Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team – despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination – and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.

In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer, with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, and is based on the preexisting format and characters from NBC Sports.

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Warner Bros. Television’s “Ted Lasso” Wins Four Emmy Awards





Warner Bros. Television’s “Ted Lasso” Wins Four Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Comedy Series for the Second Year in a Row
Plus: “Abbott Elementary” made the grade with three Emmys total, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for creator/star Quinta Brunson and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Sheryl Lee Ralph this evening.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION’S “TED LASSO” WINS FOUR EMMY(R) AWARDS, INCLUDING OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

“ABBOTT ELEMENTARY” WINS THREE EMMYS, INCLUDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES FOR QUINTA BRUNSON AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR SHERYL LEE RALPH

BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2022) – Goooaaalll! Warner Bros. Television’s Ted Lasso once again took top honors at the 74th Emmy Awards, with the global hit comedy winning four Emmys tonight, including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in a row. And WBTV’s Abbott Elementary made the grade with three Emmys total, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for creator/star Quinta Brunson and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Sheryl Lee Ralph this evening.

Topline highlights include:

· Ted Lasso means (repeat) business. For the second year in a row, Ted Lasso scored the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis won once again for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Brett Goldstein again took home the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And MJ Delaney won her first Emmy for Directing.

· With her win for Writing for a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category, after Lena Waithe in 2017 for Master of None.

· And with her win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph received her first Emmy in her distinguished 45-year career. Sheryl becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category and the first in 35 years, since Jackée Harry in 1987 for 227.

Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey said: “We are thrilled for the Ted Lasso team on their richly deserved Emmy wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Through their brilliant storytelling, they continue to entertain and inspire viewers all over the world. Ted Lasso is a special show, and we are so incredibly fortunate to be a part of making the world ‘Believe.'”

Dungey continued: “And we are also incredibly excited for Quinta Brunson, winner for comedy writing tonight. With Abbott Elementary, Quinta shines a spotlight on a group of everyday heroes working at a public school, while never missing a single comedic beat. And last but certainly not least, what can you say about the incomparable Sheryl Lee Ralph?! I am overjoyed that the Television Academy has recognized Sheryl with her first Emmy Award tonight. Her portrayal of Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary was an instant classic in a career full of indelible performances. We are so thankful that she is part of the incredible Abbott Elementary ensemble, and we look forward to going back to school with them next week.”

Following is a complete list of Warner Bros. Television Group winners at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

TED LASSO (WBTV for Apple TV+): 4 Wins

· Outstanding Comedy Series

· Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis

· Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein

· Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney

ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (WBTV and 20th Television for ABC): 3 Wins

· Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson

· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph

· Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

THE VOICE (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC): 1 Win

· Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series

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Apple Original Films Lands Documentary Feature “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me”





Apple Original Films Lands Documentary Feature “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” Directed by Alek Keshishian
After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple Original Films lands documentary feature “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” directed by Alek Keshishian

Apple today announced that it has landed the global rights to a new documentary feature about singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist Selena Gomez, “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me,” directed and produced by Alek Keshishian (“Madonna: Truth or Dare”).

After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.

As a recording artist, Gomez has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and amassed over 45 billion global streams of her music. This year, she received a Grammy nomination for her first all-Spanish EP and an Emmy nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed series “Only Murders in the Building,” in which she stars opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Alek Keshishian directed the most successful documentary of its time – the iconic, critically acclaimed film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” still regarded as one of the most influential films of its genre.

This film marks the second project for Apple with producers Lighthouse Management + Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy Award-nominated documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.”

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 earned 265 wins and 1,149 award nominations and counting.

About Apple TV+

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