Apple just bought the rights of an amazing TV series for its 2019 Netflix killer

Apple just bought the rights of an amazing TV series for its 2019 Netflix killer
Hidden in a New York Times article about Apple's new scalp on its upcoming video service belt, is the revelation that the new streamer will be taking on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and the like as soon as next year. 

The TV series Apple just bought the rights to in competition with all of the above, is dubbed "Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change," and deals, as the title suggests, with the man-made part of the rising temperatures trend. Not the current climate change fight, however, but the fight to stop it as early as the 70s, before it even became a buzzword.


Produced by an Oscar winner, and bankrolled by the billionaire wife of the late Steve Jobs, the "Losing Earth" TV series has every chance to turn into a success for Apple. Its future video service reportedly won't be throwing the kitchen sink of mediocre "original" shows to see what sticks, like Netflix does, but will rather target a more upscale and curated content.

Apple is already working on what seem to be tens of new shows and projects for it, so the only thing to learn now is what will it be called, and how much will Apple charge for it. Allegedly, it will be cheaper than Netflix with a buck or two. Here are a few of the shows that the gang from Cupertino is rumored to be working on for the launch of its new streaming service:

Oprah Winfrey


Oprah has reportedly entered a "multi-year content partnership" with Apple to produce, well, original content of unknown format. That's a big score, considering that Oprah, who does side jobs that don't break her contract with Discovery Communications, has managed to make a hit of everything she touches, including the Oscar-winning "Selma," where her company is a producer.

Steven Spielberg "Amazing Stories" reboot


Given the success of the retro-feeling "Stranger Things," Apple reported reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" hit from the 80s might turn out to be a gold mine, especially with M. Night Shyamalan as a producer. At $5 million a pop, it better work.

"Central Park" animated comedy


Like Bob's Burgers? Well, its creator is said to be working with Apple on an exclusive "Central Park" comedy series. Loren Bouchard has reportedly been ordered a two-season series, co-written with Josh Gad and Nora Smith. The premise is that a family who live in Central Park, go on a mission of saving the planet via saving the park, and it's all allegedly a "musical comedy." Well, we'd love to see that one.

source: NYT

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25 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4122; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Riveting stuff for sure lol

2. phonefanboy

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Great stuff... too knock me out! Boring!

3. basher

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Available only for Apple devices.

4. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Netflix killer...........I think NOT

5. peace247 unregistered

meh ?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"especially with M. Night Shyamalan as a producer" Oh, it's the guy who managed to ruin Avatar: the Last Airbender. It's really hard to go wrong with such amazing base story to adapt, but he nailed it..

11. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's also the same guy that made the sixth sense and unbreakable. You know... REAL original movies, not anime adaptations.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

--double post--

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

"especially with M. Night Shyamalan as a producer" Not funny man, I have to clean up my LCD now ... I was just eating when I read that joke. Razzies love Shyamalan.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Haha the last Airbender comes to mind

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not just The Last Airbender but The Happening, Lady in the Water and After Earth were pure, pure garbage movies. The Visit and The Village are pretty dumb as well, but not on the same level as "avatar".

17. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the twist at the end will be, the earth is already dead, and the plants did it!

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True but he also had a few more than decent ones, like Unbreakable, Split and 6th Sense. It's a bit hit and miss with this guy. But name dropping doesn't really say anything, they had Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.Am, Jessica Alba and Gary Vaynerchuk for a show and they created a monstrosity.

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I kinda see it as a masterpiece (6th Sense), great movie Ubreakable, silly yet funny Signs and then garbage, garbage, garbage, garbage, garbage ... Split - McAvoy is really talented actor, director wise not bad, decent 6,5-7/10 movie. It's not even 50/50 chance it won't turn out to be another garbage.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

"Its future video service reportedly won't be throwing the kitchen sink of mediocre "original" shows to see what sticks, like Netflix does, but will rather target a more upscale and curated content" Seriously? Not sure whose wording this is, but it's full of crap. So far from what I read, it's all the same ole same ole with Apple's lineup and hardly upscale.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And Netflix has the highest ratio of good original shows to bad. Sure, some are not great, but most are really good.

12. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

This is great. Maybe apple just buy the leading streaming video exclusively for apple devices too. No need to be available for android since they really hate subscription and they always wanted free.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's odd. I use Android, and I'm subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube premium/Play Music. Why, its almost like you're full of sh*t.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yet Netflix has 100 million downloads in the Play store. Guess they are going for the free Netflix option. Oh, wait there isn't.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree What is so upscale about that list, LOL

18. Whitedot

Posts: 779; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Right now Netflix is untouchable.

23. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Or Unbreakable ... I'll see myself out.

25. Whitedot

Posts: 779; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Or unbeatable .

21. antroid

Posts: 387; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I'm not convinced, maybe they will be good shows but Netflix will remain dominant

24. apple-rulz

Posts: 2047; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Apple should have just bought Netflix instead of trying to go toe to toe with them (Netflix).

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