Friday, January 1, 2021

AppleTV+ - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO SERIES

ACAPULCO
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young Mexican man's dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. Inspired by the 2017 feature film How to Be a Latin Lover.
  • Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Damian Alcázar, Camila Perez, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Rafael Cebrián, Fernando Carsa, Regina Reynoso
  • Team: W/EP Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros, Jason Shuman; SR/EP Chris Harris; EP Eugenio Derbez, Benjamin Odell, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum; Co-EP Jason Wang; D/EP Richard Shepard
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, The Tannenbaum Company, 3Pas Studios
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set at a high school reunion afterparty, each episode of the comedic murder mystery will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character's perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller's personality.
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Dave Franco, Jamie Demetriou, John Early
  • Team: W/EP Phil Lord, Chris Miller; P Aubrey Lee
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, TriStar Television, Lord Miller Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: The gripping series will explore the true and inspirational stories of those who have struggled and learned to successfully live with mental illness. The first season - inspired by the novel The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes - depicts the story of Billy Milligan, the first person ever acquitted of a crime because of multiple personality disorder (now known as dissociative identity disorder).
  • Cast: Tom Holland
  • Team: W/EP Akiva Goldsman; EP Tom Holland, Alexandra Milchan, Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer
  • Studio: Apple Studios, New Regency, Weed Road Productions, EMJAG Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Brilliant young scientist Amber Chesborough is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband - two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts - struggle to find her in a drama set against the backdrop of a secret war. Based on the Israeli series When Heroes Fly.
  • Cast: Luke Evans 
  • Team: W/EP Mark Boal; SR/EP Jason Horwitch; EP Peter Traugott, Omri Givon, Stan Wlodkowski, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Karni Ziv
  • Studio: Keshet Studios
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Having been released from an abusive marriage, newly widowed Cora relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry.
  • Cast: Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Clémence Poésy, Jamael Westman
  • Team: W/EP Anna Symon; EP Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; P Andrea Cornwell; D/EP Clio Barnard
  • Studio: See-Saw Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink, the series chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Adepero Oduye, Cornelius Smith Jr., Julie Ann Emery 
  • Team: W/EP/D John Ridley; W/EP Carlton Cuse; P Sheri Fink
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Chronicles the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover the only way to save their Galactic Empire is to defy it. Based on the series of novels by Isaac Asimov.
  • Cast: Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton
  • Team: W/EP David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman; EP Robyn Asimov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross; D/EP Rupert Sanders
  • Studio: Skydance Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Traces the life of the late actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who was once dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world." Spanning 30 years from her daring escape from pre-war Vienna to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood and her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War, the series is an epic tale of an immigrant woman both ahead of her time and very much victim to it.
  • Cast: Gal Gadot
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Treem; EP Gal Gadot, Jason Varsano, Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins; Co-P Alexandra Dean, Adam Haggiag
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, The Littlefield Company, Pilot Wave
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Former addict Peggy decides to make a new start as a private investigator after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California.
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette
  • Team: W/EP Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford, Jennifer Hoppe; EP Patricia Arquette, Nicky Weinstock, Molly Madden, Tom Lassally; D/EP Ben Stiller
  • Studio: Red Hour Films, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

INVASION
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set across multiple continents, the drama follows an alien invasion through multiple perspectives around the world.
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, Shioli Kutsuna
  • Team: W/EP David Weil, Simon Kinberg; EP Audrey Chon, Amy Kaufman, Elisa Ellis; D/EP Jakob Verbruggen
  • Studio: Platform One Media
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: James Keene was a young Chicago kid and a standout football player headed for a pro career when a few turns in the wrong direction caught him a decade-long prison sentence with no chance of parole. The son of a Chicago son is offered by the prosecutor who put him behind bars the chance to be sprung from prison and a chance to redeem himself. The same prosecutor has convicted Larry Hall for abducting and killing a 15-year-old, just one of perhaps 19 other women he killed. The killer could be released on appeal. Keene's task is to ingratiate himself with the murderer in prison, and get him to confess to two murders. Based on the memoir by James Keene.
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Ray Liotta, Greg Kinnear, Sepideh Moafi
  • Team: W/EP Dennis Lehane; EP James Keene, Taron Egerton, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, Richard Plepler, Ryan Friedkin, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan, Kary Antholis; D/EP Michael R. Roskam
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Imperative Entertainment, Eden Productions, Emjag Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in 1960s Baltimore, an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz, to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore's Black progressive agenda.
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong'o
  • Team: W/EP/D Alma Har'el; W/EP Dre Ryan; EP Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong'o, Laura Lippman, Jean-Marc Vallée, Christopher Leggett, Sophie Mas, Nathan Ross, Julie Gardner
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Bad Wolf America, Crazyrose
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself. On the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, he experiences a seismic shift when he's given the tremendous opportunity to briefly regain his memories, and uses this precious and fleeting lucidity to solve his nephew's death and come to terms with his past. Based on the novel by Walter Mosley.
  • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Walton Goggins, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Damon Gupton, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Omar Miller
  • Team: W/EP Walter Mosley; EP Samuel L. Jackson, David Levine, Eli Selden, Diane Houslin; D/EP Ramin Bahrani
  • Studio: Anonymous Content
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A woman forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. Based on the novel by Laura Dave
  • Cast: Julia Roberts
  • Team: W/EP Laura Dave, Josh Singer; EP Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Marisa Yeres Gill, Lisa Gillan
  • Studio: 20th Television, Hello Sunshine, Red Om Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the early 1960s, Elizabeth Zott's dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one. When she finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. She accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives - and the men who are suddenly listening - a lot more than recipes... all the while craving a return to her true love: science. Based on the novel by Bonnie Garmus.
  • Cast: Brie Larson
  • Team: W/EP Susannah Grant; EP Brie Larson, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Aggregate Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The deeply personal thriller follows Lisey two years following the death of her husband. A series of events causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dane Dehaan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sung Kang, Ron Cephas Jones
  • Team: W/EP Stephen King; EP Julianne Moore, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, Juan de Dios Larraín; D/EP Pablo Larraín
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: June 4, 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. Based on the novel by Donald L. Miller.
  • Cast: Anthony BoyleAustin Butler, Callum Turner, Nate Mann, Raff Law 
  • Team: W/EP John Orloff, Graham Yost; EP Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Shareshian; D/EP Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Amblin Television, Playtone
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Mr. Corman is a public school teacher in the San Fernando Valley coming to grips with adulthood.
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arturo Castro 
  • Team: W/EP/D Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Studio: A24, HitRecord
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Through the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, an extraordinary group of women support Amy as she waits for a second life-saving heart transplant. Based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein.
  • Cast: Jennifer Garner
  • Team: W/EP Karen Croner; EP Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams, Amy Silverstein, Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Miami, the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead. Now, 20 years later, the remaining five are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect worlds at risk.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, Gema R. Neira; D/EP Gideon Raff 
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Bambú Producciones
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Epic in scope and intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning in four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Based on the novel by Min Jin Lee.
  • Cast: Min Ho Lee, Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Minha Kim, Soji Arai, Kaho Minami
  • Team: W/EP Soo Hugh; EP Min Jin Lee, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Theresa Kang-Lowe; Co-EP Dani Gorin, Richard Middleton, David Kim, Sebastian Lee; D/EP Kogonada, Justin Chon
  • Studio: Media Res, Blue Marble Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Sheila Rubin is a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband's bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She's also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image... that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics. At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila's real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business.
  • Cast: Rose Byrne, Paul Sparks, Rory Scovel, Lou Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Dierdre Friel, Ashley Liao, Geoffrey Arend, Ian Gomez (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Annie Weisman; EP Rose Byrne, Alexandra Cunningham, John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Liza Johnson, Stephanie Laing; D/EP Craig Gillespie
  • Studio: Tomorrow Studios
  • Premieres: June 18, 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A pair of former best friends who met in their youth reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.
  • Cast: Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen
  • Team: W/EP/D Nick Stoller; W/EP Francesca Delbanco; EP Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, Conor Welch
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Stoller Global Solutions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Based on Cecelia Ahern's book of short stories, the season will feature eight, half-hour episodes, each told from a female point of view.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie
  • Team: W/EP Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch; EP Cecelia Ahern, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Allie Goss, Theresa Park
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Blossom Films, Made Up Stories, Greenlight Go, Per Capita Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they're in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can't leave until they find "true love."
  • Cast: Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, Ann Harada
  • Team: W/EP Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio; EP Cecily Strong, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer; D/EP Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Premieres: July 16, 2021


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Lin is a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. Based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts.
  • Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Richard Roxburgh, Radhika Apte, Alexander Siddig 
  • Team: W/EP Eric Warren Singer; SR/EP Steven Lightfoot; EP Dave Erickson, Steve Golin, Nicole Clemens, Andrea Barron, Richard Sharkey; D/EP Justin Kurzel
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Anonymous Content
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A Chicago reporter survives a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. Based on the novel by Lauren Beukes.
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura 
  • Team: W/EP Silka Luisa; EP Elisabeth Moss, Lauren Beukes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsey McManus, Jennifer Davisson, Alan Page Arriaga
  • Studio: MRC Television, Appian Way Productions, Love & Squalor Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The comedic series follows the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz. During the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty's life, even moving into Marty's home and assuming control of his family business. The explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative one filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunctional at its finest.
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, Sarayu Blue (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Georgia Pritchett; EP Will Ferrell Paul Rudd, Jessica Elbaum, Brittney Segal, Jordana Mollick, Marshall Lewy, Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, Francesca Levy; Co-EP Joe Nocera; D/EP Michael Showalter
  • Studio: MRC Television, Civic Center Media, Gloria Sanchez Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A team of British intelligence agents serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 - Slough House. Based on the novel by Mick Herron.
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Jonathan Pryce, Olivia Cooke
  • Team: W/EP Will Smith; EP Graham Yost, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, Douglas Urbanski
  • Studio: See-Saw Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
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  • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Team: W/EP Veronica West; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter; Co-EP Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Hello Sunshine
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The 21-year-old son of a prominent American businesswoman is abducted. The abduction, which takes place at a large, upmarket hotel in New York, is captured on video. Four British citizens staying at the hotel swiftly become prime suspects, but are they guilty of anything other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
  • Cast: Uma Thurman, Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Georgina Campbell, Elizabeth Henstridge, Edward Bluemel, Angel Coulby
  • Team: W/EP Rob Williams; EP Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Anna Winger, Liat Benasuly; D/EP Chris Long
  • Studio: Keshet Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the life of NBA star Kevin Durant, the drama explores the world of Amateur Athletic Union basketball in Washington, D.C., following players, families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, opportunism and corruption.
  • Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (replacing Winston Duke), Quvenzhané Wallis, Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Tristan Mack Wilds, Caleel Harris, Tessa Ferrer, Jason Rivera, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, James Bingham
  • Team: W/EP/D Reggie Rock Bythewood; EP Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Imagine Television, Thirty Five Ventures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline:
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Damien Chazelle; EP Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger
  • Studio: Media Rights Capital, Original Headquarters, Automatik Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A frustrated Canadian detective takes on a decades-old case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target. Based on the Toronto Life article "The Sting" by Michael Lista.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Adam Perlman; EP Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell; Co-EP Michael Lista
  • Studio: Team Downey
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A provocative and contemporary look at a young woman's journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships. Based on the real-life experiences of CIA undercover operative Amaryllis Fox and her memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA.
  • Cast: Brie Larson
  • Team: W/EP Megan Martin; EP Brie Larson, Michael Ellenberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Samantha Housman; Co-EP Dani Goren; P Amaryllis Fox
  • Studio: Media Res, 51 Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Colleen McGuinness; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter
  • Studio: Hello Sunshine
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Molly's seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billions dollars.
  • Cast: Maya Rudolph
  • Team: W/EP Alan Yang, Matt Hubbard; EP Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Dave Becky
  • Studio: Universal Television, Animal Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The series follows the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world's most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible. Based on the podcast by Wondery.
  • Cast: Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, Kyle Marvin 
  • Team: W/EP Lee Eisenberg, Drew Crevello; EP Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, Charlie Gogolak, Natalie Sandy, Emma Ludbrook; D/EP John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
  • Studio: Apple Studios, Wondery
  • Premieres: 2021