As we reported earlier today, Apple recently finished up its keynote presentation in Cupertino, California, where, among other things, they showed off their first details regarding their Apple TV+ streaming service. In addition to giving us some very minor bits of information on the service itself, the bulk of this segment of their presentation revolved around the big names and projects coming to their platform.
The presentation itself featured a revolving door of celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Kumail Nanjiani, J.J. Abrams, and Oprah Winfrey.
The first series to take center stage was Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg, which is an anthological series that will explore “a universal trait to search for meaning,” as Spielberg stated in the presentation. Showrunning this are Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz from Once Upon a Time.
Next up were Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, sharing their series The Morning Show, a scripted 20-episode series (across two seasons so far) that heralds the return to TV for both Aniston and Carell, who both had their big breaks on the small screen.
One of the more interesting projects was See, starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. In this 10-episode sci-fi show, we follow a group of characters centuries after a virus left Earth’s surviving inhabitants without sight. The show explores how the human experience would change if we were all born without the ability to see.
Little America was presented by comedian Kumail Nanjiani. The show comes from Master of None’s Alan Yang, and in his presentation, Nanjiani highlighted middle America — the America that rarely gets a time to shine on screen. And they feature stories that will be told from the perspective of immigrants in America.
Little Voice is a half-hour dramedy from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, which is inspired by Bareiles’ first album. There was a quick presentation for Sesame Street, and finally a big reveal with Oprah Winfrey, who will be bringing a lot of different content to the platform, including her iconic Book Club.
In true Apple form, this whole presentation was very self-aggrandizing, with it highlighting the importance of story as a part of the human experience. It was pretty cool how much they highlighted the importance of story, but ultimately pretty light on key details — including the cost of Apple TV+.
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