Apple TV+ shows launch list, what's the best one so far?
Apple's comedy and drama orders have multiple shows brought on by Reese Witherspoon. This one is a morning news TV series drama (or, maybe, we should stop calling them TV shows) with Jennifer Anniston and Steve Carell, and scripted by the House of Cards' Jay Carson. Another Reese Witherspoon mention is as a producer, this time for a "You Think It, I’ll Say It" scripted comedy by Apple, starring Kristen Wiig, of which there are reportedly 10 episodes already ordered.
"For All Mankind"
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), For All Mankind explores the future of a fictional global space race. Jodi Balfour plays pilot Ellen Waverly, joining previously announced Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Altered Carbon), Michael Dorman (Patriot, Wonderland), Sarah Jones (Damnation The Path), Shantel VanSanten (Shooter, One Tree Hill) and Wrenn Schmidt (The Looming Tower, Outcast).
"Dickinson" is an Emily Dickinson comedy (of all things) with Hailee Steinfeld
This coming-of-age comedy is set during the great American poet Emily Dickinson’s times from the viewpoint of Emily (Steinfeld). The retro environment mixes modern questions about gender's places in society, family relationships and the writer who is well ahead of her times. Now this mashup would be interesting to see, and with cast like Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 3, True Grit) and producers Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom). "Dickinson" will likely be a harbinger of what's to come in Apple's new streaming service - curated shows that won't be a dime a dozen to see what sticks like the Netflix approach.
"See" series with Jason Momoa
The Aquaman Jason Momoa has been cast in the lead role for the Apple original series "See," which is shaping up to be the most popular TV+ entry so far. Mankind, or what is left of it, is now blind, and the show sounds like an epic survival drama in the future. Momoa is playing Baba Voss, a fearless warrior and leader, what else.
The Elephant Queen
Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change. Starting with Ta-Nehisi Coates this past Friday, who else.