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Apple TV+ News: Louis Armstrong Documentary Announced, First Look at Stephen King Series 'Lisey's Story'

Apple today announced it has green lit the Louis Armstrong documentary film "Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong" from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Documentaries. The documentary, which will be produced under Apple's first-look agreement with Imagine Documentaries, will be directed by Emmy-nominated Sacha Jenkins. Apple says the film will offer a definitive look at the "master musician's life and legacy as a founding father of jazz" who was "often mischaracterized f...
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Apple TV+ News: Louis Armstrong Documentary Announced, First Look at Stephen King Series 'Lisey's Story' and More

Apple today announced it has green lit the Louis Armstrong documentary film "Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong" from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Documentaries. The documentary, which will be produced under Apple's first-look agreement with Imagine Documentaries, will be directed by Emmy-nominated Sacha Jenkins. Apple says the film will offer a definitive look at the "master musician's life and legacy as a founding father of jazz" who was "often mischaracterized f...
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Justin Timberlake to Star as Game Show Host Doubling as CIA Assassin in Upcoming Apple TV+ Series

Apple has won the rights to a script for an hour-long drama series that will see Justin Timberlake star as former "The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris, according to Deadline. The untitled series will be based on "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," a 1984 memoir in which Barris claimed that hosting "The Gong Show" was a cover for his real job as a CIA assassin. Barris later admitted that he made up the story. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" was already adapted into a film directed by George Cloo...
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Apple Picks Up 'The Crowded Room' Starring Tom Holland

Apple has ordered "The Crowded Room," a seasonal anthology series that's set to star Tom Holland, Apple announced today. A seasonal anthology series is a show where the characters and the storyline change from season to season, similar to "American Horror Story." "The Crowded Room" will explore the true and inspirational stories of people who have struggled and learned to live with mental illness. The first season, which has 10 episodes, is described as a "captivating thriller" inspired by "T...
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'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Coming to Apple TV+ This Fall

Apple in October secured a multi-year deal with writer, producer, and former host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart, which will see him returning to television following his 2015 retirement. Additional details are now available on Stewart's upcoming series, which will be called "The Problem With Jon Stewart." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the name is a nod to the issues that Stewart will explore with the current affairs news series. Stewart is set to cover one issue per episode, with to...
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Apple Launches True Crime Podcast to Accompany New Apple TV+ Series 'The Line'

Apple has today announced the launch of a new combination podcast and Apple TV+ show titled "The Line" (via Variety). The Line encompasses two non-fiction series, including a six-part non-fiction podcast and a four-part limited documentary series on ‌Apple TV+‌. The multi-media series is set to expose "previously untold aspects" about the story of former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was charged in 2018 with committing war crimes in Iraq, before being acquitted on all but one minor count an...
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Bonus Episode of 'Mythic Quest' Coming Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

A bonus episode of the Apple Original Series "Mythic Quest" will arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 16, ahead of the show's second season (via Deadline). "Everlight" will be a standalone half-hour episode of the video game studio comedy, following the one-off special "Mythic Quest: Quarantine," which came out in May 2020 and was shot on iPhones. The bonus episode will follow the Mythic Quest crew as they return to the office for their annual Everlight party, and features Anthony Hopkins as...
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Jason Sudeikis Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance in Apple TV+ Series 'Ted Lasso'

At the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, actor Jason Sudeikis won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his leading role as the eponymous English soccer coach in Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso." Sudeikis' title character is a small-time college football coach from Kansas who is hired to manage a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. The show has received positive reviews, with man...
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Apple Announces David Attenborough Documentary 'The Year Earth Changed'

Apple has today announced a new original documentary for Apple TV+ titled "The Year the Earth Changed," which takes a look at the effect of national lockdowns over the past year on wildlife and the natural world. The documentary special, narrated by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and produced by BBC Studios' Natural History Unit, showcases exclusive footage from around the world over the past year, taking "a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the up...
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Apple TV+ Renews British Comedy Series 'Trying' for Third Season

Apple TV+ today announced that the second season of its acclaimed British comedy series "Trying" will debut worldwide on May 14, with new episodes added weekly. The series has also been renewed for a third season. Starring Esther Smith and Rafe Spall, Apple describes "Trying" as a comedy series about growing up, settling down, and finding someone to love. In the eight-episode second season of "Trying," Apple says couple Nikki (played by Smith) and Jason (played by Spall) continue to navigate ...
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'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' With Zac Efron and Russell Crowe Could Come to Apple TV+

Apple is in talks to finance "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," reports Deadline. The movie is set to star Zac Efron and Russell Crowe, with Bill Murray possibly taking on a supporting role. "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," will be directed by Peter Farrelly, who is known for "Green Book" and comedies like "Dumb and Dumber To" and "Shallow Hal." The film is based on the best-selling novel "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War," by John "Chick" Donahue and J.T. Malloy. ...
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'Ted Lasso' Crowned Best Comedy Series At Writers Guild of America Awards

Popular Apple TV+ original comedy series "Ted Lasso," starring Jason Sudeikis, has been crowned the Best New Series and Best Comedy Series at the 2021 Writers Guild of America Awards ceremony. Apple shared the news of its latest accolade in a press release, touting other recent nominations and awards its streaming service has won. Since its launch in November 2019, Apple has received a total of 329 award nominations and 86 awards. "Ted Lasso" has garnered several awards and nominations sinc...
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Apple Partners With Restaurants to Offer Free Pizza in Celebration of 'Servant' Season 2 Finale

Apple is partnering with two Los Angeles-based restaurants this weekend to offer free pizza in celebration of the second-season finale of the Apple TV+ show "Servant." The promotion pays homage to "Cheezus Crust," a fictional pizza delivery business in the show. Those in Los Angeles can order the free pizza from either Gjelina or Milo & Olive through Grubhub, with the offer lasting through Sunday or until supplies last. The pizza's toppings include duck sausage, confit leeks, shimeiji mushroo...
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Apple Signs First Look Deal With Natalie Portman's Production Company

Apple has inked a deal with actress Natalie Portman's "MountainA" production company that she formed with producer Sophie Mas, reports Deadline. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Apple will get first dibs on TV projects created by Portman and Mas. Portman, Mas, and Apple are already working together on upcoming Apple TV+ show "Lady in the Lake," which will star Portman and Lupita Nyong'o. "Lady in the Lake" will mark Portman's first television role, with the series focusing on an unsolv...
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Pepsi Docuseries 'The Jet' Coming to Apple TV+

Apple has signed a deal for "The Jet," a docuseries that tells the true story of the 1990s Pepsi campaign that advertised a Harrier jet in exchange for Pepsi points, reports Deadline. "The Jet" was created by James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a duo who also created the "McMillion$" documentary for HBO that told the story of the McDonald's Monopoly promotion scam. The docuseries will tell the story behind Pepsi's "Drink Pepsi, Get Stuff" campaign that saw Pepsi depicting a fighter jet in...
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Original Film 'Cherry' Out Now on Apple TV+, Starring Tom Holland

"Cherry," an original film starring Tom Holland about a troubled Iraq war veteran, is now available exclusively on Apple TV+. "Cherry" follows Walker (Tom Holland), an unhinged army medic who becomes traumatized during his time serving in Iraq, leading to PTSD. Walker's treatment for PTSD eventually leads to heroin addiction, causing bank robberies and broken relationships along the way. 'Cherry' follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life,...
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Apple Renews Animated Musical Comedy 'Central Park' for a Third Season

Ahead of the premiere of the second season of Apple TV+ show "Central Park," Apple today announced that it has renewed the animated series for a third season. Series creator Loren Bouchard announced the renewal this afternoon, noting that season two and season three of the show will bring 29 new episodes and "something like a hundred and fifteen new songs." The first three episodes of "Central Park" season two are set to premiere on ‌Apple TV+‌ on Friday, June 25, with new episodes following w...
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Apple TV+ Series 'Lady in the Lake' to Star Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o

Apple has signed a straight to series order for "Lady in the Lake," a limited series that is set to star Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o. Directed by Alma Har'el, "Lady in the Lake" is an adaptation of Laura Lippman's best-selling novel of the same name. In addition to starring in the show, Portman and Nyong'o will both serve as executive producers, with Lippman also taking on an executive producer role. The series will take place in 1960s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housew...
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Apple TV+ Show 'Ted Lasso' Nominated for Additional Awards

Just after winning the Critics Choice Award for best comedy series, Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso" has been nominated for additional awards from the Director's Guide of America (DGA) and the Producer's Guild of America (PGA). Zach Braff and MJ Delaney, who directed Ted Lasso episodes "Biscuits" and "The Hope That Kills You," respectively, have both been nominated for Outstanding Directional Achievement in Comedy Series awards. "Ted Lasso" will be competing against "The Flight Attendant," and "...
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Apple TV+ Announces Partnership With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai

Apple today announced it has reached a multiyear TV+ programming partnership with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai that will involve inspiring dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children's series. "I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream," said Malala Yousafzai. "And I couldn't ask for a better partner than Apple to help bring these stories to life. I'm grateful for the opportunity to...
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Apple TV+ Hit 'Ted Lasso' Wins Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Series

The hit Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso" today won a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Series, beating out seven other nominated series. BEST COMEDY SERIESBetter Things (FX) The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) Mom (CBS) PEN15 (Hulu) Ramy (Hulu) Schitt's Creek (Pop TV) [✔] Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) What We Do in the Shadows (FX)Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham also won individual Critics Choice Awards for their performances in Ted Lasso. Ted Lasso stars Sudeikis as a small-time college footb...
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Ray Liotta and Taron Egerton to Star in Apple TV+ Series 'In With The Devil'

Apple is working on a six-episode limited series called "In With The Devil," which is set to star Ray Liotta, Taron Egerton, and Paul Walter Hauser, reports Deadline. "In With The Devil" is based on the James Keene and Hillel Levin novel "In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption," the true crime story of a football star who ends up in prison and is tasked with coaxing a confession out of a serial killer to get released. Egerton, known for the ...
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'For All Mankind,' 'Servant,' and 'Amazing Stories' Nominated for Saturn Awards

The Apple TV+ original shows "For All Mankind," "Servant," and "Amazing Stories" have been nominated for Saturn Awards. The Saturn Awards have been held annually since 1973, celebrating a wide range of genre fiction film, television, and home media titles. This year, the 46th annual awards include films and TV series released between July 2019 and November 2020. "For All Mankind" has been nominated for Best Fantasy Television Series, competing against "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," "...
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Apple TV+ Billie Eilish Documentary Drew Record Number of New Subscribers

"Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry" has become the biggest Apple TV+ hit among young adults so far and has driven a record number of new subscribers to the service, according to Deadline. Apple does not divulge subscriber numbers or viewing figures for ‌Apple TV+‌, but according to industry sources speaking to Deadline, the documentary drew a record-breaking 33 percent new viewers to the service. Young adult audiences reportedly fueled the momentum of new subscribers since the film p...
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Apple Orders Korean Language Series 'Dr. Brain' Starring Parasite's Lee Sun Kyun

Apple today announced that it has signed a series order for "Dr. Brain," a Korean-language show based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name. "Dr. Brain" will be written and directed by filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon, and it will star Lee Sun-Kyun, best known for "Parasite." The series is in production in South Korea and is expected to debut later this year. The show tells the story of a brain scientist who works to find new technologies to access memory, tools that he uses when his family i...
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Apple TV+ Previews New 'Calls' Series Based on Short Phone Conversations, Debuts March 19

Apple today shared a trailer for an upcoming original series "Calls," told entirely through 12-minute phone conversations. The series will be an English adaption of the French series of the same name that was created by Timothée Hochet. Apple describes "Calls" as a "groundbreaking immersive television experience that masterfully uses only audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell bone-chilling snackable stories." The series will chronicle the "mysterious story of a group of strangers whose liv...
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Apple Inks Deal for 'Roar' Series Starring Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie

Apple today announced that it has signed a series order for anthology series "Roar," which is set to star Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie. "Roar" is described as an "anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables." The show comes from "GLOW" creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who have an overall content deal with Apple TV+. "GLOW" was a wrestling comedy series on Netflix that was cancelled amid the pandemic last year. "Roar" is based on Cecilia Ahern's book...
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Jason Sudeikis Wins Golden Globe Award for Apple TV+ Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso'

Jason Sudeikis today won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series" in the "Musical or Comedy" category for his starring role in the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso." Sudeikis stars as the title character Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. The show has received positive reviews, with many viewers finding solace in Lasso's unrelent...
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Apple's 'Band of Brothers' Sequel 'Masters of Air' to Star Austin Butler and Callum Turner

Momentum is picking up on "Masters of Air," a sequel to "Band of Brothers," that's coming to Apple TV+, reports Deadline. "Masters of Air" is the first series that's coming from Apple's own internal production studio run by ‌Apple TV+‌ heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Austin Butler and Callum Turner have been cast as the series stars. Austin Butler is currently filming "Elvis," a movie where he is playing the titular character. He's also been in multiple TV shows like "The Carrie Diar...
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Apple's 'Band of Brothers' Followup 'Masters of Air' to Star Austin Butler and Callum Turner

Momentum is picking up on "Masters of Air," a followup to "Band of Brothers," that's coming to Apple TV+, reports Deadline. "Masters of Air" is the first series that's coming from Apple's own internal production studio run by ‌Apple TV+‌ heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Austin Butler and Callum Turner have been cast as the series stars. Austin Butler is currently filming "Elvis," a movie where he is playing the titular character. He's also been in multiple TV shows like "The Carrie Di...
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