Apple TV+ new and returning premium Original series premiering through Spring 2023 slate has been announced. During the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, Apple TV+ presented a lineup of shows that are set to debut globally. From Ted Lasso season three, which is set to release this spring to brand new series from storytellers such as Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein and many more, Apple TV+ will continue expanding its slate in the coming months.
With the exciting first-look of Ted Lasso season three, Apple TV+ also debuted trailers and first-looks at upcoming new and returning titles. Here’s some highlights that will be premiering for global audiences on Apple TV+ will be seeing very soon.
Truth Be Told Season 3 (January 20)
Gabrielle Union stars alongside Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer in the third season of the NAACP Image Award-winning anthology drama series. Descending into the world of true-crime podcasts, the series star Spencer as podcaster Poppy Scoville, who risks everything, including her life, to pursue truth and justice.
In this upcoming season, we will see Poppy focus on a new case with Union starring as Eva, an outspoken high school principal who becomes embroiled in a problematic incident. This series is created and executive produced by Nichelle Tramble Spellman and the third season of the drama is helmed by showrunner Maisha Closson.
Shape Island (January 20)
An all-new stop motion series for kids and families based on the internationally bestselling trilogy of Shapes pictures books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. The series takes place on a charming island and invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers and build on their friendship, all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences.
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The series will include voices from Yvette Nicole Brown as the Narrator, Harvey Guillen as Square, Scott Adsit as Triangle and Gideon Adlon as Circle. Both Barnett and Klassen serve as executive producers alongside Emmy Award-winning Bix Pix Entertainment’s Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges.
Shrinking (January 27)
This upcoming Apple original comedy stars Jason Segel and it is written by Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning Ted lasso star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein and Segel. Harrison Ford also stars in one of his first major television roles, Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. He eventually finds himself making huge changes to people’s lives, including his own.Alongside Segel and Ford, Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie and Lukita Maxwell star in this series.
The series is produced by Warner bros. Television where Lawrence is under overall deal and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions.
Dear Edward (February 3)
Show-run and executive produced by Jason Katims, Dear Edward is a heartbreaking, life-affirming and uplifting story about survival, resilience, connection and the examination of what makes us human. This 10-episode series is adapted from Napolitano’s best-selling acclaimed novel of the same name and stars an ensemble cast that includes Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton, SAG Award winner Taylor Schilling and newcomer Colin O’Brien.
This series tells the story of Edward Adler (O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family. As Edward and others are affected by the tragedy, they try to make sense of life after the crash. Unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed.
Amy Forsyth, Eva Ariel Binder, Brittany S. Hall, Idris Debrand, Carter Hudson, Maxwell Jenkins, Jenna Qureshi, Audrey Corsa, Anna Uzele, Ivan Shaw and Dario Ladani Sanchez will also be starring in this series.
Hello Tomorrow! (February 17)
This inspiring new Apple Original dramedy starring and executive produced by Emmy and Critics Choice Awards winner Billy Crudup, it is set in a retro-future world that centers around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Jack (Crudup), a salesman of great talent and ambition, revitalizes his desperate customers but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.
The cast starring alongside Crudup includes Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Dewshane Williams, Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Matthew Maher and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver. Co-created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen, “Hello Tomorrow!” is produced by MRC Television.
Liaison (February 24)
In this first French and English-language Apple Original series, Liaison is a high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future. Combining action with an unpredictable, multilayered plot where “espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love.”
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This sex episode thriller stars Vincent Cassel, Eva Green, Peter Mullan, César award winner Gérard Lanvin, Daniel Francis, Stanislas Merhar, Irène Jacob, Laetitia Eido, Eriq Ebouaney, BAFTA rising star Bukky Bakray and Emmy award winner Thierry Frémont.
The Reluctant Traveler (February 24)
This series follows Emmy Award-winning host Eugene Levy as he visits some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing destinations. His experiences includes thrilling local adventures with new friends, including immersing in a sound bath in the Maldives, ice floating in Finland, connecting with the Navajo Nation in Utah, captaining a sailboat in Lisbon, taking a bite out of the culinary culture of Tokyo and journeying into the Costa Rican jungle. Levy also stays in remarkable hotels, including the historic Gritti Palace in Venice and a train hotel suspended above Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Not usually adventurous or well-versed in exploring the world, Levy agrees the time is finally right for him to broaden his horizons. Join him as he buckles up for the ultimate eye-opening adventure!
Extrapolations (March 17)
A bracing drama that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Each story is different but the fight for our future is universal. Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it’s too late?
Directed and executive produced by Scott Z. Burns and produced by Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res, this series includes a star-studded cast, such as: Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, MaameYaa Boafo, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch and Neska Rose.
My Kind Of Country (March 24)
Featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves, this is a fresh take on a competition series, breaking down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world. It includes trailblazing artists such as Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck who each hand-pick a roster of exceptional up-and-coming artists and invite them to the home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee to showcase their unique sounds.
The winner of this contest will receive a life-changing prize from Apple music, unprecedented support and exposure on the platform. Both Witherspoon and Musgraves executive produce alongside Hello Sunshine’s Sara Rea and Lauren Neustadter.
Schmigadoon! Season Two (April 7)
The hit musical comedy series is back with six all-new episodes that will feature new original songs and guest stars.Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, this season will find Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) in Schmicago, the reimagined world of the ’60s and ’70s musicals.
This season will include new original musical numbers from co-creator and executive producer Cinco Paul, as well as returning stars Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski and Aaron Tveit are set to return, with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast.
The Last Thing He Told Me (April 14)
This new series is based on the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Laura Dave. Starring and executive produced by Jennifer Garner and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, who optioned the book from author Dave, and 20th Television. Created and adapted by Laura Dave, alongside series co-creator and Academy Award winner Josh Singer, this series stars an ensemble cast led by Garner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera, Geoff Stults and John Harlan Kim.
The series follows Hannah (Garner), a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (played by Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.
Jane (April 14)
Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, this is a new 10-episode mission-driven series for kids and families. Starring Ava Louise Murchison as Jane Garcia, a 9-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals. Using her imagination , Jane takes her best friends David (Mason Blomberg) and Greybeard the chimpanzee on epic adventures to help protect wild animals all around the world because according to her idol Dr. Jane Goodall: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”
The cast also includes Tamara Almeida, Dan Abramovici, newcomer Jazz Allen and Sam Marra.
The Afterparty Season Two (April 28)
Each episode of “The Afterparty” explores a different character’s account of one fateful evening, all told through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective. The 10-episode second season will introduce new film genres and an expanded cast of characters played by Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Paul Walter Hauser, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall, Vivian Wu, John Cho and Ken Jeong.
Starring Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao, in this upcoming season, a wedding is ruined when the groom is murdered and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq (Richardson) and Zoë (Chao) solve whodunnit by questioning family members, star-crossed lovers and business partners.
City on Fire (May 12)
Hailing from Apple Studios, this upcoming eight-episode drama inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg, all episodes written and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. The ensemble cast includes Wyatt Oleff, Chase Sui Wonders, Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, Max Milner, Alexandra Doke, Omid Abtahi, Kathleen Munroe and John Cameron Mitchell.
An NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha is alone and there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friend’s band is playing in her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return but never does. As the crime is being investigated, it’s revealed that she has a crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.
Swagger Season Two (June 2023)
The acclaimed and emotional sports drama will return for its second season in June of 2023. Inspired by NBA superstar Durant’s experiences in youth basketball, the series explores the world of elite youth basketball clubs, the players, their families and coaches, and “the game within the game.”
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Imagine Television Studios, Boardroom, CBS Studios and Undisputed Cinema, and executive produced by Bythewood, Grazer, Durant and Kleiman.
Ted Lasso Season Three (Spring 2023)
After officially joining the ranks as one of the most celebrated comedies in history with back-to-back Emmy Award wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for its freshman and sophomore seasons, global phenomenon, the series will return for its highly anticipated third season this spring 2023. Starring Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team, despite having no experience.
The series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed and Sarah Niles.
The Big Door Prize (Spring 2023)
A heartwarming and character-driven comedy created by Emmy Award winner David West Read, starring an ensemble cast led by Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Josh Segarra, Damon Gupton, Crystal Fox, Sammy Fourlas and Djouliet Amara.
Based on a novel of the same name by M.O Walsh, it tells a story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, making promises that it will reveal each resident’s true life potential.
Apple TV+ So Much More!
These are just the few series that will arrive on Apple TV+ through the Spring and there’s no doubt that we will be getting more content on this award-recognized streaming site. Upcoming Summer and Fall series are yet to be announced and if it’s anything as big as these, there’s a great potential that we will all be seated for them to arrive.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free. For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr.
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