One of the juggernaut tech companies — Apple, just concluded its live show where they announced several new products and upgrades for this fall. While the majority of viewers were in joyful anticipation over the features of the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple also showcased an amazing lineup for their streaming service, Apple TV+. Here is the lineup of movies and TV shows that are set to drop on Apple TV+ from September to November of 2021.
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Apple TV+ Movies and Shows for Fall 2021
1. The Morning Show Season 2
Release Date: September 17
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are back for the second season of one of the more popular shows from Apple TV+. The Morning Show follows the story of two highly ambitious journalists for a morning breakfast news program — Alex Levy (Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon). Despite the constant butting of heads between the two reporters, they must come together to regain stability for the news program as they are all thrown into the deep end of a world in chaos. One of the elements that make this show even more interesting is the setting that it portrays which is based on current events including the pandemic that we are in.
Release Date: September 24
Foundation is a science fiction show based on the book series by Isaac Asimov which started as short stories from the ‘40s and ‘50s which eventually grew into trilogy books, two sequels, and two prequels. The series follows a group of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire and eventually this band of exiles discovers that the only way to save the Empire is to defy it. The show boasts a phenomenal cast with Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) as the star character, Hari Seldon, and Lee Pace (The Hobbit Trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy) as the Emperor of the Galactic Empire.
3. The Problem with Jon Stewart
Release Date: September 30
It’s been almost 6 years since Jon Stewart left his late-night talk show. He is back however with fresh and brand new content under a multi-year partnership with Apple. Kicking things off for Stewart is his brand new current-affairs series entitled The Problem with Jon Stewart. The multiple seasoned shows will comprise of one-hour, single-issue episodes that will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation in the United States. We are certain that this is a show that will deliver timely news, current events, and politically-centered conversations with the hilarious and satirical flair that we have come to know from Stewart.
Release Date: October 22
The Invasion is a series directed by Simon Kinberg (The X-Men franchise) and David Weil (Amazon Prime’s The Hunt). It will star Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders) and Shamier Anderson (Wyonna Earp) amongst many others as the show dives into various perspectives from humans all across the world during an ongoing alien invasion. These unique and individual vantage points will paint a bigger picture during this epic battle for humanity’s survival.
Release Date: October 29
Created by NBA superstar Kevin Durant, Swagger follows the world of youth basketball. It will follow the lives of the players, their families, and the coaches as they traverse through the fine line between dreams and ambition and between opportunity and eventual corruption of morals and ideals. The series is said to be inspired by the early life and career of Durant, however, it is not a biopic for the said player.
Release Date: November 5
Finch is a robotics engineer who is the sole survivor of an epic apocalyptic event — all thanks to his underground bunker. He must live throughout the wrecked and chaotic world with his dog, Goodyear. After a decade of creating a world of his own in his bunker, Finch creates a robot to take care of his dog in the event of his passing. The film will star Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as the titular character Finch, which we hope will add depth to an already interesting concept.
7. The Shrink Next Door
Release Date: November 12
What happens when you put two amazing comedic actors of our time in one miniseries? We expect nothing but sheer greatness. Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell star in The Shrink Next Door as Dr. Ike Herschkopf and Marty Markowitz respectively — a psychiatrist and his brand new patient. It follows Dr. Ike as he tries to help Marty but it slowly becomes evident that Ike has begun to control and manipulate the life of his patient through unconventional and unethical ways. This dark comedy is sure to provide a much-needed break for viewers while delivering a very powerful message at the same time.
As of writing, Apple TV+ may not have the most options for films and TV shows however, the streaming service’s direction of producing quality original content seems to be paying off. There are already various offerings of shows on the streaming service with big stars and amazing stories. Furthermore, Apple TV+ has started to gain popularity especially due to the waves that they caused for the upcoming Emmys with their original program, Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis — garnering the most number of nominations with a whopping total of 13.
As mentioned the list of options available on the streaming service is limited but we foresee immense growth for the platform in the coming months or years which may propel Apple TV+ to be at par with the other streaming services available today. Only time will tell but in the meantime, we can enjoy a couple of great movies and shows on Apple TV+ today.
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