Here Are All the TV Shows Coming to Apple’s Streaming Service

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On Monday, Apple previewed the first shows that will be coming to its new streaming service, Apple TV+, launching this fall. In a bid to compete with the likes of Hulu and Netflix, Apple will start producing its own content. The tech juggernaut has signed major talent, including Oprah Winfrey, J.J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Steven Spielberg, to make television shows and films for this new service.

Apple invited some of these creators and stars to introduce these shows on stage. Actors, directors and producers previewed several other series in a highlight reel and a demonstration of how users will use the forthcoming television app on Apple devices. Apple boss Tim Cook said that Apple TV+ will launch in over 100 countries sometime this fall.

Here are all the shows Apple has confirmed will air on its streaming service.

Oprah’s Book Club Show and Documentaries

Oprah Winfrey Attends The Dignity of Women Conversation At The University of Johannesburg
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Oprah Winfrey announced three new projects she is working on with Apple. The first two were documentaries that will stream on Apple TV+. One has the working title Toxic Labor and will focus on the damage of workplace harassment. The second is an unnamed multi-part series on mental health issues that are devastating lives across the world. Winfrey said that the goal of both shows is to “replace shame and stigma with honesty.”

In addition, Winfrey promised to revive a version of her talkshow, this time focused on books. In hopes of building “the biggest book club on the planet,” Apple will stream Winfrey’s conversations with authors.

Amazing Stories

Steven Spielberg attends 'The Post' European Premeire at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England.
Steven Spielberg attends 'The Post' European Premeire at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England.Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Director Steven Spielberg will produce an anthology series inspired by a several fantastical stories he read in a magazine as a child. Each episode will be a new story. Spielberg offered up the plot of one episode: A World War II pilot whose plane magically travels from the past to the present day. He says by the end of the series, fans will be able to identify one uniting theme.

The Morning Show

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston attend Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)American Broadcasting Companies

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell are teaming up for a drama that goes behind the scenes at a popular morning show. The actors said that the series will explore the power dynamics between men and women in morning news shows, both in front of the camera and behind it. Aniston even teased that the show would engaged in conversations about gender and the workplace “that people are too afraid to have.”

The Morning Show marks Aniston’s first time back on television since Friends, where Witherspoon guest-starred as her character Rachel’s sister. Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel) will serve as showrunner.


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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Jason Momoa attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)Jeff Kravitz—FilmMagic

Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, and Alfre Woodard introduced a high-concept fantasy series from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). The show, which looks to have Game of Thrones-level ambitions, will take place on a version of Earth that was devastated by a virus. Only a few million people survived, and they all became blind in the process.

The series picks up centuries later when humans have rebuilt society around people’s inability to see. It’s even disputed whether sight ever even existed. The show will have the typical fantasy tropes of brave heroes, evil queens, but the actors said the story will challenge audiences to think about how much we depend on our senses.

Little America

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Kumail Nanjiani attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)Jeff Kravitz—FilmMagic

Kumail Nanjiani will co-produce an anthology series with his wife and collaborator on The Big Sick, Emily Gordon, and Master of None co-creator Alan Yang. The stories in the show will be based on the true lives of American immigrants. “When people defend immigration, they focus on the exceptionality of immigrants,” he said during his presentation, citing Albert Einstein. This show will instead focus on immigrants living everyday life.

One episode will focus on a young Indian boy living in Utah whose parents run the motel until they were deported. The 12-year-old boy secretly ran the motel for 10 years on his own and even competed in the National Spelling Bee so he could ask Laura Bush for help.

The show will follow immigrants from Iran, Syria, Nigeria, Mexico and many other countries. Nanjiani also announced that the majority of writers and directors on the show are immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants.


This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows Big Bird, of the children's television show Sesame Street, in Los Angeles.Matt Sayles—AP

Helpsters is a new pre-school show from the creators of Sesame Street. The show stars a group of new muppets that team children to solve problems and “change the world” using coding.

Little Voice

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Sara Bareilles performs when she attends the Brooklyn Children's Theatre Presents Brooklyn on Broadway Gala at The Edison Ballroom on October 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)Al Pereira—Getty Images

J.J. Abrams collaborates with singer Sara Bareilles on a drama based on the story of her own life. The romantic and comedic show about being a young woman starting out in the music business in New York City. Bareilles will compose the music, including the theme song, which she performed at the event.

For All Mankind

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Actor Joel Kinnaman visits Build Series to discuss TV series 'Altered Carbon' at Build Studio on January 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)Desiree Navarro—WireImage

Apple showed a few shots from this series from writer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) about a world in which the space race never ended. The series will star Joel Kinnaman.


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Hailee Steinfeld will star as novelist Emily Dickinson in a 19th century coming-of-age story. Though Apple did not present about the series at the event Monday, they did show the first art from the show. Steinfeld was in the audience.

Are You Sleeping

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Though Octavia Spencer did not present onstage at the Apple event, she featured in the teaser about Apple TV+. The actor will star in an adaptation of the bestselling crime novel about a hit podcast that reopens a cold case and unravels the life of the show’s protagonist. Lizzy Caplan and Aaron Paul will also star in the series.

M. Night Shyamalan Series

M. Night Shyamalan, on Jan. 18, 2017 in New York City.
M. Night Shyamalan, on Jan. 18, 2017 in New York City.Roy Rochlin—Getty Images

Shyamalan was among the directors highlighted in Apple’s promotional materials at the event. But Apple has kept the details of the thriller series, made by a man known for his twist endings, under wraps.

Defending Jacob

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Actor Chris Evans arrives at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Gifted' at Pacific Theaters at the Grove on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles.Emma McIntyre—Getty Images

After he finishes playing Captain America, Chris Evans is set to star in this thriller about a father whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder. Evans attended the Apple event.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Jennifer Garner attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018.Jean-Baptiste Lacroix—AFP/Getty Images

Though J.J. Abrams introduced the Sara Bareilles show for Apple, he remained mum on another series he’s set to produce. Abrams will reunite with Jennifer Garner for the first time since Alias for an adaptation of Amy Silverstein’s memoir of the same name. The show is about a woman waiting for a heart transplant.

Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney Comedy

From left: Danny DeVito as Frank, Charlie Day as Charlie, Rob McElhenney as Mac, Kaitlin Olson as Dee, and Glenn Howerton as Dennis in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
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Two of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars are teaming up for a half-hour comedy series. McElhenney will star and write the series set in a video game development studio, while Day will produce.

Damien Chazelle Drama

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Director Damien Chazelle during a photocall for the film "First Man" on August 29, 2018 prior to its premiere in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido.Filippo Monteforte—AFP/Getty Images

La La Land director Damien Chazelle featured heavily in Apple’s promotional material for upcoming television shows, but the company did not announce what exactly he was working on.


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Kevin Durant will produce a show about AAU basketball inspired by his own experiences playing in the travel league as a kid. The drama will explore the dissonance between young players’ dreams to make it to the NBA and the corruption of the youth sports system. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (who briefly appeared in a video during Apple’s presentation) will produce the series. Reggie Rock Bythewood (Shots Fired) will write and direct.

Time Bandits

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Taika Waititi speaks onstage at the "What We Do in the Shadows" Premiere during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 8, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW)Travis P Ball—Getty Images for SXSW

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is reportedly creating a series based on the famous film.

Brie Larson C.I.A. Show

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Brie Larson attends the Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards presented by Max Mara, Lancôme and Lexus at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 13, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women In Film

The Captain Marvel actor will star in and produce a series based on the forthcoming memoir of former undercover C.I.A. operative Amaryllis Fox.

Central Park

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Josh Gad attends 2018 From Paris With Love Children's Hospital Los Angeles Gala at L.A. Live Event Deck on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)Greg Doherty—WireImage

Frozen star Josh Gad also appeared in Apple’s promotional materials but remained silent on his show. He will produce an animated comedy called Central Park with two Bob’s Burgers vets, Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith. The show boasts a stacked cast including Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci.

On the Rocks

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Bill Murray arrives at the Kennedy Center where the actor received the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.Leigh Vogel—Getty Images

Sofia Coppola was featured in Apple’s presentation but didn’t offer any details on her project. The Lost in Translation director will reunite with Bill Murray for a movie about a woman (Rashida Jones) who reconnects with her father (Murray).

Peanuts Series

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Apple will reportedly premiere a new Peanuts series, along with other content starring Snoopy that will try to get children interested in science, technology engineering and math.

Hilde Lysiak Series

Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project
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Brooklynn Prince, the star of The Florida Project, will act in a mystery series based on the true story of a young girl journalist named Hilde Lysiak. Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, will direct and executive produce the series.


Batman Begins scribe David Goyer and Avatar 2 writer Josh Friedman adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels.

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