Apple TV+ is only a little over a year old now, but the series enjoyed a productive 2020 — greenlighting and debuting some 42 new shows. Apple TV+ is also home to feature films, including new Bill Murray and Tom Hanks movies that landed on the service in 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the theatrical release business.
- Here’s a look at what debuted on
Apple TV+ in 2020 and some of what’s to come in 2021.
I’ve been badgering a work colleague for a while now to add a new Apple TV+ show to his watch list (he knows who he is). The show is Tehran, a magnificent spy series out of Israel from some of the same creators behind Netflix’s Fauda — another espionage drama series that plows similar ground. Maybe it’s because my favorite writer died earlier this month (John le Carre, the father of the modern spy novel), but I recently decided to start a re-watch of Tehran as I wait for some new shows I’m excited about to debut. This show, focused on a female hacker who goes behind enemy lines in Iran’s capital to pull off a daring mission, is just as fun to watch the second time around, and it got me thinking.
Apple’s streaming TV service is barely one year old now, and it’s actually pretty remarkable what it’s been able to pull off in that short a time. The only major problem, if you ask me, is that there’s not enough content to watch — but what content is there, generally, is pretty solid. There are a few misses, sure, but not only did Apple come out of the gate strong in Year One — even in its first year, the streaming service has also seen a few of its shows actually break into the popular consciousness and get the wider public talking about them. I’ve come across a ton of people on Twitter, for example, who were bowled over by the quality of Tehran, and plenty more people have likewise no doubt heard of or even already enjoyed what feels like the most popular
In all, here’s what
Coming right up, in January, are seasons of new and existing shows, like Dickinson as well as Losing Alice. The latter series, according to Apple, is a new show that ” follows Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie (played by Lihi Kornowski), and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success.”
2021 is looking great for AppleTV+ as many shows are back in production. The year will start off with a 2nd season of Dickinson. The first new drama series “Losing Alice” on January 22. As well as our first film “Palmer” on January 29. What was your favourite show of 2020? #2021
— TV+Updates (@TVPlusUpdates) December 31, 2020
Another pretty solid
At times, the seemingly limitless pile of content available to stream on a service like Netflix overwhelms me, so I definitely appreciate a more curated streamer like
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