Apple TV+: All the Original Shows in the Works for the Upcoming Streaming Service (Photos)

In recent weeks, Apple has been doling out trailers for the original series set to launch with its streaming service, Apple TV , this fall. The forthcoming platform is the tech giant’s attempt to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon in the streaming TV space, with a wide-ranging slate of programs from star players like Steven Spielberg, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Though Apple has not given a price or launch date for Apple TV , fall is creeping closer and closer. With that in mind, TheWrap has rounded up all the shows that have been set for the streaming service so far, or are currently in development.

“Amazing Stories” Steven Spielberg will executive produce the revival of “Amazing Stories,” the science fiction and horror anthology he co-created for NBC that ran for two seasons in the 1980s. After some behind-the-scenes shakeups, including the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller, “Once Upon a Time” creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz signed on to run the reboot.

“Calls” The new, short-form English adaptation of creator Timothée Hochet’s French series will take on an innovative form of storytelling, utilizing real-life audio sources and minimal visuals.

“Central Park” Josh Gad and Loren Bouchard are set to produce this animated musical series about a family of caretakers who live and work in — and end up saving — Central Park. The voice cast includes Gad, “Frozen” star Kristen Bell, and “Hamilton” stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr.

“Defending Jacob” Described as a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 novel by William Landay, “Defending Jacob” stars Chris Evans, with “Planet of the Apes” screenwriter Mark Bomback to serve as showrunner.

“Dickinson” This coming-of-age comedy series will star Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family that she experienced as a budding writer. The show is written by Alena Smith and directed by David Cordon Green.

“For All Mankind” The “Outlander” and “Battlestar Galactica” showrunner created and will write and produce the science fiction drama, premised on the idea that the Space Race of the Cold War never ended. He co-created the series with “Fargo” executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

“Foundation” The sci-fi drama is based on Isaac Asimov’s novel series of the same name, which tracks the future history of the human race during and after the decline and fall of a galaxy-spanning empire. David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman will serve as showrunners and executive producers if the project gets picked up to series.

“Helpsters” The first series set up as part of Sesame Workshop’s partnership with Apple, the show will aim to teach kids coding with the help of a Muppet named Cody.

“Home” The 10-episode docuseries centers on innovative homes around the world as well as the people who built them. Matt Tyrnauer directs and serves as one of the executive producers.

“Home Before Dark” The dramatic mystery series produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television follows a girl who moves from Brooklyn to a small lakeside town, and subsequently uncovers a cold case that residents attempted to bury. The project was inspired by the real-life story of Hilde Lysiak, a young investigative reporter who exposed a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, PA, garnering national and international attention.

“Little America”  This show tells the stories of immigrants in America, drawing from true stories featured in Epic Magazine. The show will be written and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the husband-and-wife team behind the hit romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” which hit theaters in the summer of 2017 to critical and commercial success.

“Little Voice” The dramedy featuring original music from Sara Bareilles focuses on finding your authentic voice in your early 20s and is inspired by the diverse musicality of New York. It is produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Morning Show” Taking an inside look at the world of morning TV, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will executive produce and star. Witherspoon comes to this off her hit HBO drama “Big Little Lies” and Aniston returns to TV in a major role for the first time since her hit sitcom “Friends” went off the air.

“My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” Jennifer Garner is set to star in the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Amy Silverstein’s 2017 memoir about an extraordinary group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant.

“Mythic Quest” Co-created by “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day will star McElhenney as the head of a video game development studio. F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby and Danny Pudi also star.

“Pachinko” An eight-episode adaptation of the 2017 bestseller by Min Jin Lee, Apple’s “epic in scope” adaptation of “Pachinko” will be set in Korea, Japan and America. “The Terror” alum Soo Hugh will serve as showrunner.

“See” Francis Lawrence, best-known for directing “Red Sparrow” and the final three “Hunger Games” films, will direct and produce this new futuristic, world-building drama. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo from Chernin Entertainment will serve as executive producers. 

“Servant” “Sixth Sense” and “Glass” director M. Night Shyamalan will executive produce this psychological thriller, with Tony Basgollop writing. Lauren Ambrose and Rupert Grint star as a young couple who hire a nanny (Nell Tiger) to care for their newborn.

“Shantaram” An international drama series based on Gregory David Robert’s novel, “Shantaram” follows the story of Lin, a man who has escaped an Australian prison and carves out a new life in Bombay. The series is written and executive produced by Eric Warren Singer.

“Swagger” Inspired by NBA star Kevin Durant’s youth basketball experiences, the drama series will shine a light on the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball as well as the lives of the families and coaches involved. Durant will serve as an executive producer on the project, alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Rich Kleiman.

“Truth Be Told” Based on Kathleen Barber’s novel of the same name, the series follows investigative reporter Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) as she follows an old murder case through her podcast, and will explore Americas obsession with true-crime podcasts. Aaron Paul and Lizzy Caplan also star, with Reese Witherspoon aboard as an executive producer. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo from Chernin Entertainment are also set to serve as executive producers. 

Untitled Brie Larson project Based on the memoir by Amaryllis Fox titled “Life Undercover,” the untitled series will star Brie Larson as a young woman recruited to join the CIA. “Animal Kingdom” alum Megan Martin is in talks to write and executive produce the series from Medias Res.

Untitled Curtis Sittenfeld project Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” Colleen McGuinness serves as show runner, while Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter serve as executive producers. “Saturday Night Live” alum Kristen Wiig was originally attached to star but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Untitled Damien Chazelle project Damien Chazelle, who became the youngest person ever to nab the Academy Award for Best Director when he won for “La La Land,” will write, direct, and produce a one-hour drama for Apple, alongside executive producers Jordan Horowitz and Frank Berger.

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