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– by Nick Doll

Ready to pay for yet another streaming service? And no, I’m not talking about Disney’s yet to be named platform, that will likely be a requirement for the Marvel and Star Wars fan.

In this case, we are talking about Apple’s rather large slate of projects being developed agressively and quickly. Starting with a billion dollar budget, Apple is looking to get into the same space as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, before it is left in the dust.

The New York Times has an in depth story about Apple’s foray into original video content, revealing that all the programming the streaming network has been gobbling up and producing will land sometime between March 2019 and the summer of that year.

And what does Apple have in store?

Well, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will be staring in a series about a morning TV show. Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, is writing and directing every episode of a series that he created. Apple is also rebooting Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and has hired Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) to create a new space drama.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, with Apple also working on an animated series from the creator of Bob’s Burgers and a comedy starring Kristen Wiig, among even more!

Dang! So, in 2019, will I need to have Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, Disney, and Apple’s streaming service to get all my shows? This is becoming worse than cable!

Are you interested in Apple’s original content, or are you just fine with whatever combination of Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and HBO you have? What would it take for you to jump ship on one of those for Apple? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: The New York Times