Learn more about the original TV shows and movies that Apple is expected to produce and launch. See our prior coverage of 24 shows in Part 1.
24. June 2019: Sesame Workshop Content for Kids
According to Variety, Apple is reporting developing content with Sesame Workshop consisting of a live-action, animated, and puppet series, which is different from the original "Sesame Street" that belongs to HBO and PBS.
26. June 2018: “You Think It, I'll Say It”
Popular comedian Kristen Wiig initially stars in this new ten-episode TV show based on Curtis Sittenfield's short story collection. Due to a scheduling conflict however with Wiig’s appearance in "Wonder Woman 1984," where she stars as Cheetah, the villain in the movie, Wiig had to pull out, according to Variety. Instead, Wiig will executive produce future episodes while Apple continues to produce the show with Colleen McGuinness as creator and showrunner, and Sittenfield as consulting producer.
27. June 2018: 'Little America' Series
Apple has ordered an immigrant anthology series titled "Little America," written and produced by Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, known for their work on "The Big Sick," along with Alan Yang from "Master of None" and Lee Eisenberg from "The Office,” according to The Wrap.
28. June 2018: Oprah Winfrey
Apple and popular TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey have signed on to work together to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world."
29. May 2018: “Little Voices”
J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the newer Star Trek series is producing the show along with musician Sara Bareilles, according to Variety. The ten-episode show is a "love letter to the diverse musicality of New York which explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s." Jessie Nelson, known for her work on he musical "Waitress," with film credits such as "I Am Sam" and "Corrina, Corrina,” is acting as show runner and director. The show falls under the umbrella of Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
30. May 2018: “Shantaram”
The series is based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Robert that chronicles the escape of a prisoner from Australia who ends up involved in the Bombay underworld. Eric Warren Singer of "American Hustle” and David Manson, known for shows like "House of Cards" and "Big Love," are executive producers. Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, according to Variety.
31. May 2018: “Are You Sleeping”
Octavia Spencer known for her performance in “The Help,” star as a reporter, Poppy Parnell for the series that is based on the Kathleen Barber novel of the same name. The show is essentially a true crime drama involving podcasts of unsolved convictions similar to the popular podcast “Serial.” Reese Witherspoon, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo will be executive producers. Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Aaron Paul, are expected to play compelling characters in the show, according to Variety.
33. March 2018: Central Park
One of the most anticipated shows is “Central Park,” Apple’s first animated series, created by Loren Bouchard known for "Bob's Burgers" and 20th Century Fox Television. The show is a musical tale about a family of caretakers that save Central Park. The show stars Leslie Odom, Jr., Stanely Tucci and Kristen Bell. Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad and Nora Smith serve as the show’s writers.
34. Jan 2018: Untitled Damien Chazelle project
Damien Chazelle is expected to work Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, all known for their work on “La La Land,” on the show but no details of the show storyline or cast is known yet.
35. Jan 2018: “Home”
Finally, Apple is also expected to produce a docuseries titled "Home" about unusual homes and their inhabitants. The show is directed by Matt Tyrnauer, known for his film fashion designer Valentino Garavani in 2008 and is being produced by Altimeter Films, Time Inc. Productions, and Media Weaver Entertainment.