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We’ve known for a while now that Apple has big plans to produce its own original TV shows, and we’ll find out much more about its TV plans – including a new streaming service to rival Netflix – at its Spring Event next week. But in the meantime, the New York Times has some insider intel about some of the shows coming later this year to an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV near you.
The report says that filming has already wrapped on five original productions, with six more close to completion.
First up – and most likely to be Apple’s flagship show – a new drama takes a backstage look at a fictional morning TV show. Starring Reese Witherspoon alongside Jennifer Aniston, and based on a tell-all book from a real morning TV host, this could shape up to be a real treat.
Other shows include a Steven Spielberg-led reboot of Amazing Stories; a crime drama starring Octavia Spencer; and an alternate history sci-fi from the mind behind Battlestar Galactica.
Comedy fans will be pleased to know that the writing duos behind both It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Big Sick are also on board to write new shows for Apple.
These shows – and several more to boot – are likely to debut before the end of the year, with plenty more to follow in 2020. Remember, Apple has already spent a reported £1 billion on original programming.
For more detail on the entire operation – in particular, how Apple is bringing the spirit of Hollywood to Cupertino – make sure to swing by the original NYT article.