'Oprah Winfrey' to 'The Morning Show': 5 Apple TV+ shows you need to watch this November
As you wait for the new streaming service Apple TV+ to launch on November 1, here are the top five shows that you can look forward to.
With the competition in the content streaming business heating up, it's no wonder that providers have to be on the ball to stay in the game and even if you are a late entrant to the field if you have the correct content the game can still be yours. Not one to be left behind, Apple Plus TV has announced a jillion new shows with fresh concepts and innovative ideas this November. "With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favorite show or movie on our service," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. "Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective, and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations."
Not just that, there are many more attractions in the pipeline right from the 'Peanuts Series' with new stories around the famous Sunday comic strip to a show with 'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle, details of which are being kept under wraps. As you wait for the new streaming service Apple TV+ to launch on November 1, here are the top five shows that you can look forward to:
Apple has inked a multi-year partnership deal with Oprah Winfrey for original programs and two documentaries — one on workplace sexual harassment and another one on mental illness. Oprah said she's partnering with Apple because "the Apple platform allows her to do what she does in a new way." At the launch, the talk show host and producer said, "They’re in a billion pockets, folks. The whole world’s got them in its hand, and that represents a major opportunity." The series will revolve around "global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places."
Get set to be thrilled as Apple TV+ opens doors to an epic world starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. The series is fronted by 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight and has Francis Lawrence ('The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2') as the director. 'See' is set in the distant future that shows a deadly virus decimating humankind. Whoever survives the fight is blinded. Momoa stars as Baba Voss — the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see — who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who wants the twins destroyed. Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader.
Reinventing the beloved original Sesame Workshop’s 1990s kids series 'Ghostwriter,' Apple TV+ is bringing back the reboot version. The story centers around four kids who come together to solve the mystery of a ghost that haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world. The attraction of the series is the addition of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' alum Brett Dalton. Created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children’s Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) and BBC Television, the original series aired on PBC from 1992 to 1995.
'The Morning Show'
Isn't it a double burst of joy to see Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in the same frame? The actors have teamed up for 'The Morning Show' — also starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell in a high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on the morning news. Apple has signed a deal for two seasons of the show and the actors are set to earn $1.25 million per episode.
The official summary of the show reads: "What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest? The Morning Show follows the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal, and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand."
If you are excited about the 'Ghostwriter' reboot, here's another Sesame Workshop series in the works! 'Helpsters' is a series that revolves around teaching kids how to code. Cody, a new puppet character performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo, said, "Coding fosters collaboration, critical thinking skills, and is an essential language that every child can learn."
“You’re helping kids to grow up to be, smarter, stronger and kinder,” said Big Bird. Time will tell if 'Helpsters' actually achieves its goal to teach kids to be kind, simply by the means of coding.
Apple TV+ is all set to be launched on November 1, the same month that Disney will make its own streaming service available in the United States. The former will be available on the Apple TV app for $4.99 a month with a seven-day free trial, and it also costs less than Disney+, which comes in at $6.99 per month.