Monday, February 5, 2024

AppleTV+ Sets Premiere Dates for 'Acapulco,' 'The Big Door Prize,' 'Dark Matter,' 'Franklin,' 'Loot,' 'Presumed Innocent' and 'Sugar'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, AppleTV+ announced premiere dates for several scripted series - including the returns of Acapulco, The Big Door Prize and Loot as well as the debuts of new series Dark Matter, Franklin, Presumed Innocent and Sugar.

The 10-episode second season of Loot will premiere on Wednesday, April 3 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday until the season finale on May 29.

A year after settling her very public divorce from tech billionaire John Novak, Molly Wells is thriving in her role as the head of her philanthropic organization, the Wells Foundation. Focused mainly on her charity work, she has sworn off any new relationships with men. Fabulously single but not particularly independent, Molly keeps her trusty assistant Nicholas by her side. He diligently caters to her every whim... and occasionally feeds her a kale smoothie spiked with gin.

The comedy stars Maya Rudolph, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Nat Faxon, Ron Funches and Joel Kim Booster.

Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard created the comedy. They executive produce with Rudolph, Dave Becky, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Universal Television, Animal Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

The 8-episode first season of drama Sugar will launch on Friday, April 5 with its first three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Friday until the season finale on May 10.

John Sugar is an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried.

The drama stars Colin Farrell, Kirby, Amy Ryan, James Cromwell, Anna Gunn, Dennis Boutsikaris, Nate Corddry, Sydney Chandler and Alex Hernandez.

Mark Protosevich created the drama. He executive produces with Farrell, Audrey Chon, Simon Kinberg, Sam Catlin, Scott Greenberg, Chip Vucelich and director Fernando Meirelles. Apple Studios and Genre Films produce.

The 8-episode limited series Franklin will debut on Friday, April 12 with its first three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Friday until the season finale on May 17.

Based on the novel "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America" by Stacy Schiff, the series explores the thrilling story of the greatest gamble of Benjamin Franklin's career. In December 1776, Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when - as the fate of American independence hangs in the balance - he embarks on a secret mission to France.

At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced an absolute monarchy to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. By virtue of his fame, charisma and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues to engineer the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the peace treaty with England in 1783. The eight-year French mission stands as Franklin's most vital service to his country, without which America could not have won the Revolution. Diplomats and historians still regard it as the greatest single tour of duty by an ambassador in our nation's history.

The series stars Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Thibault de Montalembert, Daniel Mays, Ludivine Sagnier, Eddie Marsan, Assaad Bouab, Jeanne Balibar and Théodore Pellerin.

Kirk Ellis and Howard Korder developed the series. They executive produce with Douglas, Richard Plepler, Tony Krantz, Philippe Maigret, Mark Mostyn and director Tim Van Patten. Apple Studios, ITV Studios America, EDEN Productions and Flame Ventures produce.

The 10-episode second season of The Big Door Prize will begin on Wednesday, April 24 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday until the season finale on June 19.

The new season follows the residents of Deerfield as the Morpho machine readies them for the mysterious "next stage." As everyone's potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked. Dusty and Cass decide to take time apart while Trina and Jacob learn that they can shed their old labels. Giorgio and Izzy each find romance while Hana and Father Reuben attempt to discover the purpose of the machine. The small town is once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, relationships, potentials, and about the Morpho itself.

The comedy stars Chris O'Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Damon Gupton, Josh Seggara, Crystal Fox, Sammy Fourlas and Djouliet Amara.

David West Read developed the comedy based on the novel by M.O. Walsh. He executive produces with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Matt Thunell, Miky Lee, Kim Young-Kyu, Hyun Park, Bill Bost and Sarah Walker. Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon produce.

The 10-episode third season of Acapulco will premiere on Wednesday, May 1 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday until the season finale on June 26.

In the new season, it's time to reconcile past mistakes and exciting new beginnings. In the present story, older Maximo finds himself returning to a Las Collinas he no longer recognizes. While in 1985, younger Maximo continues his climb up the ladder of success while potentially jeopardizing all the relationships he's worked so hard to build.

The comedy stars Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Damián Alcázar, Camila Perez, Vanessa Bauche, Regina Reynoso, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Rafael Cebrián, Carlos Corona and Regina Orozco.

Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman created the comedy. They executive produce with Derbez, showrunner Sam Laybourne, Ben Odell, Jaime Eliezer Karas, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Jason Wang. Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios, Zihuatanejo Productions and The Tannenbaum Company produce.

The 9-episode first season of drama Dark Matter will launch on Wednesday, May 8 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday until the season finale on June 26.

Based on the novel by Blake Crouch, Jason Dessen is a physicist, professor and family man who - one night while walking home on the streets of Chicago - is abducted into an alternate version of his life. Wonder quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the mind-bending landscape of lives he could have lived. In this labyrinth of realities, he embarks on a harrowing journey to get back to his true family and save them from the most terrifying, unbeatable foe imaginable: himself.

The drama stars Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson, Dayo Okeniyi and Oakes Fegley.

Crouch developed the drama. He executive produces with Edgerton, Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl. Sony Pictures Television Studios and Matt Tolmach Productions produce.

The 8-episode limited series Presumed Innocent will debut on Friday, June 14 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Friday until the season finale on July 26.

Based on the novel by Scott Turow, the series takes viewers on a gripping journey through a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney's office when one of its own - Chief Deputy Prosecutor Rusty Sabich - is suspected of the crime. The series explores obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.

The series stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Peter Sarsgaard, O-T Fagbenle and Renate Reinsve.

David E. Kelley developed the series. He executive produces with Gyllenhaal, J.J. Abrams, Rachel Rusch Rich, Matthew Tinker, Dustin Thomason, Sharr White and directors Anne Sewitsky and Greg Yaitanes. Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions and David E. Kelley Productions produce.