Sunday, January 19, 2020

AppleTV+ Reveals Premiere Dates for 'Amazing Stories,' 'Defending Jacob,' 'Home Before Dark' and 'Trying'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, AppleTV+ announced the premieres dates for the anthology series Amazing Stories, drama series Home Before Dark, limited series Defending Jacob and British comedy series Trying.

The first five episodes of new anthology Amazing Stories will be available on Friday, March 6.

A reimagining of the original anthology series, each episode will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

Actors set to appear in the upcoming episodes include Kerry Bishé, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns, Juliana Canfield, Dylan O'Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander and Robert Forster, in his final role before passing away last October.

Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz serve as showrunners. They executive produce with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Chris Long, Don Kurt and David H. Goodman. Universal Television and Amblin Television produce.

Directors of the first five episodes are Chris Long, Mark Mylod, Michael Dinner, Susanna Fogel and Sylvain White.

New drama Home Before Dark will launch with its first three episodes on Friday, April 3 followed by a weekly rollout for the remainder of its first season. The drama has already been renewed for a second season.

Inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, the drama follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The drama stars Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Adrian Hough, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Joelle Carter.

Dana Fox and Dara Resnik created the drama and serve as showrunners. They executive produce with Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Joy Gorman Wettels, Rosemary Rodriguez, Sharlene Martin and director Jon M. Chu. Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content produce.

The limited series Defending Jacob will debut with its first three episodes on Friday, April 24, with new episodes premierely weekly thereafter every Friday.

Based on the novel by William Landay, the story unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town, and follows an assistant district attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey star.

Mark Bomback developed the series, with Morten Tyldum directing. They executive produce with Evans, Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman. Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content produce.

The 8-episode first season of the British comedy Trying will be available on Friday, May 1.

All Jason and Nikki want is a baby. But it's the one thing they just can't have. The comedy is about growing up, settling down and finding someone to love.

The comedy stars Rafe Spall, Esther Smith and Imelda Staunton.

Andy Wolton created the comedy. BBC Studios produces.