This year Apple launched Apple Tv+, their streaming service, with a clutch of original series such as the post-apocalyptic drama See, starring Jason Momoa, M Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Servant, and Truth Be Told a true-crime drama featuring Octavia Spencer. Here’s what you can look forward to in 2020. The list will be updated as new shows are announced.
The show is based on a series of profiles of American immigrants that was featured in Epic Magazine. The anthology dwells on characters such as the individual who fled communism using a zip line and a chess genius from Ukraine. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
Directors: Nima Nourizadeh, Deepa Mehta, Aurora Guerrero
Cast: Jamie Gore Pawlik, Harvey Guillén, Uchenna Echeazu
Release: January 17
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’
Arguably the most anticipated show on Apple Tv, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (pictured above) is a nine-part comedy series. It follows a team of video game developers working on a game called ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’.
Creators: Rob McElhenney, Megan Ganz
Cast: Rob McElhenney, F Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby
Release: February 7
‘Visible: Out On Television’
This five-part documentary series examines how the LGBTQ movement in America influenced television. The episodes are narrated by celebrity members of the LGBTQ community such as Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe.
Creators: Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave
Cast: Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Waithe
Release: February 14
Little Voice is a ten-part series directed by Jessie Nelson that explores the musical journey of a 20-something woman in pursuit of her voice.
Director: Jessie Nelson
Cast: Shalini Bathina, Brittany O’Grady, Phillip Johnson Richardson
A reboot of Steven Spielberg’s eponymous 1985 television series, Amazing Stories is an anthology of science fiction, horror and fantasy.
Creator: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Edward Burns, Austin Stowell, Kerry Bishé
‘Home Before Dark’
A young girl moves from Brooklyn to her quaint lake-side hometown and unearths a murder. This murder was a cold case that everyone in the town tried to bury. Home Before Dark is a series inspired by 12-year-old American journalist Hilde Lysiak.
Creator: Dana Fox, Dara Resnik
Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Kylie Rogers, Reed Birney
Based on true events, the show follows two black businessmen, Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris, who build a real estate and banking empire. In order to succeed in the face of the white establishment, they make Matt Steiner, a working-class white man, masquerade as the head of the business. The two of them pose as Steiner’s janitor and chauffeur.
Director: George Nolfi
Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Anthony Mackey, Nicholas Hoult