Apple is coming out with its own subscription TV service, and if you didn’t know that by now, then we can only assume that you have cut yourself off from social media. To be honest, another subscription service is not what we need right now. But it’s trending, and every successful company knows that they have to be on-trend. That being said, we have to admit that Apple is coming to the table with some great prospects.
They don’t want to build with us as Netflix did. They already have their own original content filming and a lot of it looks extremely entertaining. The company has managed to present its audience with a few shows that are no doubt going to be binge-able hits. Most people are talking about the series that are already making headlines like The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. But there is so much more in store.
10 Excited For: Ghost Writer
If you are feeling nostalgic and very into crime dramas than get ready for a reboot of Ghost Writer. This was the show that had kids on the edge of their seats back in the day. Apple TV+ describes this show as. “A reinvention of the beloved original series follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.”
In case you thought there would be nothing to distract your kids don’t worry, the subscription service has no shortage of distractions for kids. They also have Snoopy in Space and Helpsters a show about helping kids to realize the importance of coding.
9 Not: Servant
Night Shyamalan is sinking his teeth into Apple TV with a new series called Servant. The show will star Lauren Ambrose, Rupert Grint, and Tony Kibble. Not much is know about the series as of yet. We only know that it will be 10 (hopefully) binge-able episodes and that it will probably be a horror or thriller seeing who is attached to write and direct. Ambrose and Kibble play a couple who lose a child and to cope they replace the baby with a very life-like doll. We also know that unlike a few other shows on this list, Apple TV has a release date, November 28. Get ready to be lost for 9 episodes and slapped in the face with a lot of information in the last episode.
8 Excited For: The Banker
We can only assume that a show starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony “The Falcon” Mackie is one to be excited about. Only we aren’t that impressed. The duo star as African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris set in the 1950s. They recruit two white men to pose as owners of their company while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur.
We can only assume that this show will have a deep lesson to be learned by the end. We aren’t saying it’s going to be bad and in fact, it will probably be very well received. However, we are currently excited about a few more things. But we will be binging along with everyone else in January 2020 when the show premieres.
7 Not: Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told is a show based on the fiction novel of the same name. It will star Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. she plays a lawyer who uncovers planted evidence and a cover-up. He plays the man who was convicted of a crime he insists he did not commit. The show is written by Nichelle D. Tramble. It is brought to us by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine (along with a few other shows that will be exclusive to Apple TV).
6 Excited For: Little Voice
This is another show that has been pretty hyped up by Apple TV. However, we just aren’t feeling it like we should be. J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles are executive producers of this show that is a “love letter to the diverse musicality of New York which explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s.” This is all we know so far but it sounds a little bit boring. One of the upsides is that Bareilles will be writing original music for the show. This could be its saving grace. We will have to wait for more information before we decide if this show is for us.
5 Not: Amazing Stories
Who doesn’t want a Steven Spielberg TV series in their roster? Unfortunately, sometimes the big name isn’t enough to draw the crowd and this might be the case for Amazing Stories. It was an old show that Spielberg loved from his youth and Apple TV is certainly giving into his vision.
They describe the show as being able to transport audiences to new times and places. However, it remains to be seen whether the service will be able to pull something of this level off.
4 Excited For: Mythic Quest
Rob McElhenney and co-star Charlie Day are teaming up for a new comedy surround the video game world. The series will be partly produced by Ubisoft who we all know as an underrated gaming company. We don’t know much about the show yet and the only teaser we have received was during Apple TV’s March 25th event showcasing what is to come. What we do know is if you love video games, comedy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia than this could be your next favorite comedy. The show looks to mostly be about a company and their journey to making a new video game. We are most excited to see Charlie and Mac in a new scenario together.
3 Not: A Christmas Carol
Every few years someone re-imagines A Christmas Carol and has families flocking to the theaters to enjoy. This year it is the same thing but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. This one will star Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.
We don’t know how necessary or funny this will be. Ferrell has a tendency to overact and Reynolds has no time for this he should be working on a new Deadpool movie. Maybe one where the X-Men let him move into the academy. We can all just re-watch one of the hundreds of adaptations of this beloved story.
2 Excited For: Lisey’s Story
Whenever Stephen King says he is going to do something it gets done. Back in 2017, the novelist said that one of his stories he would love to see adapted is Lisey’s Story. About a woman whose writer husband dies. She begins to pack up his office but horrible things begin to haunt her. The story is about mental health, death, coping and how deep trauma can affect you. King’s prayers were answered when Apple TV wanted his story for their streaming service. They even got King to sign on to write ALL the episodes. The series will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot but it doesn’t look like he will be producing it himself.
1 Not: Home
This is a reality show about homes, yes, another one, one we certainly don’t need. The show is described as offering “viewers a never-before-seen look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes, and delves into the minds of the people who built them.” Been there, done that, right? Even though it sounds like it is more geared towards tech-heads it still sounds extremely repetitive. How many more home shows do we need? Especially on a service that we have to pay for anyway.
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