'Little Voice': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Apple TV+'s new musical drama

The show explores a journey of finding one’s authentic voice in their early 20s. The streaming service described the show as a “fresh, intensely romantic tale” of the search to find one’s true voice


                            'Little Voice': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Apple TV+'s new musical drama
Sean Teale and Brittany O'Grady (Apple TV+)

If this lockdown has you craving for something soulful, something feelgood, and something emotionally powerful, look no further. Apple TV+ is about to launch a new musical drama series called ‘Little Voice’.

Release date

The first season of ‘Little Voice’ arrives exclusively on Apple TV+ on July 10.

Plot

Per Apple TV+, ‘Little Voice’ is a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York. The show explores the universal journey of finding one’s authentic voice in their early 20s. The streaming service describes the show as a “fresh, intensely romantic tale” of the search to find one’s true voice, and “then the courage to use it”.

The show follows a young woman called Bess King who struggles to express her musicality in front of others. Bess’ problems range from her family to her love life to her music. But ultimately, she does come through.

Cast

Brittany O'Grady as Bess

Brittany O'Grady. (Getty Images)

The 24-year-old American actress and singer is best known for her role as Simone Davis in the Fox musical drama series ‘Star’. Other than a few more minor roles on TV, O'Grady was also in the 2019 slasher film, ‘Black Christmas’.

Colton Ryan as Samuel

Colton Ryan. (IMDb)

The American actor has had few major roles, but has appeared in a number of mainstream television hits like ‘Homeland’, ‘The Americans’, and ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’. 

Sean Teale as Ethan

Sean Teale. (Getty Images)

The 28-year-old British television actor is best known for his roles in ‘Reign’, ‘Skins’, ‘Incorporated’, and ‘The Gifted’. Teale also starred in James McTeague’s 2015 thriller ‘Survivor’.

Creators

Sara Bareilles, J.J. Abrams, and Jessie Nelson. (Getty Images and IMDb)

The series is created by filmmakers J. J. Abrams, and Jessie Nelson, and singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who has also proved the show’s original music.

In many ways, the show is reminiscent of Abrams' television drama series ‘Felicity’ which ran from 1998 to 2002. The show, similar to ‘Little Voice’, was the story of a young woman and her struggles in New York City. If the success and critical acclaim of ‘Felicity’ is anything to go by, ‘Little Voice’ promises to be a great show.

Trailer

The trailer for ‘Little Voice’ dropped on Wednesday, June 24. We see Bess, who seems to be in her early 20s, going about her life, walking dogs, writing songs, meeting friends. But the idyllic visuals are contrasted with a sorrowful tune and Bess’ voice that says, “I don’t like anyone listening to the songs I write… They’re for me.”



 

The trailer goes on to show Bess’ struggles with her life, from finances to her mentally disabled brother, to the men in her life, to everything. By the looks of the trailer, ‘Little Voice’ promises to be a tender, emotional drama and Bareilles’ beautiful voice and original compositions only make it better. It seems unlike anything else there is right now on Apple TV+, which is a mixed bag of genres. 

If you like ‘Little Voice’, you will also like 

‘Felicity’, ‘My So-Called Life’, ‘Time of Your Life’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and ‘Popular’.

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