What We Know About ‘Amazing Stories’ And Other Shows Coming to Apple TV+

Variety | 3/25/2019 | Rachel Yang
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Viewers got a sneak peek of upcoming shows coming to Apple TV+, Apple’s newly unveiled streaming service, during the company’s live-streamed event in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday. The stars and creators of the most highly anticipated projects like Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and “The Morning Show” from Reese Witherspoon appeared on stage to reveal more details about what people can expect, although many people felt like there were more questions raised than answers. Variety has a roundup of the upcoming shows slated to hit Apple TV+, who’s involved, and some major plot points.

“Amazing Stories”

Anthology - Reimagines - Steven - Spielberg - Series

The anthology reimagines Steven Spielberg’s 1980s original series, which veered between horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The new series will explore the the world’s wonders through the viewpoint of contemporary filmmakers, writers, and directors. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz of “Once Upon a Time” will act as showrunners, with Spielberg serving as executive producer, and Amblin TV and Universal TV behind the project as well. Edward Burns (“Public Morals”) will star in and executive produce an episode. During the Apple TV+ event on Monday, Spielberg said that “Amazing Stories” will explore “a universal human trait to search for meaning.” The director also teased that one episode of the series will dive into the story of a World War II pilot who transports through time.

“Are You Sleeping”

Captivation - Podcasts - Center - Drama - Oscar-winner

Our collective captivation with true-crime podcasts is at the center of the drama starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer. The 10-episode series is based on Kathleen Barber’s novel, in which a hit podcast reopens a cold murder case, and asks audiences to examine how public attention influences the search for justice. Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul, Ron Cephas Jones, Michael Beach, and more will star. Reese Witherspoon is executive producing from Hello Sunshine and Chernin/Endeavor Content.


Drama - Vietnam - Vets - Friends

The eight-episode drama features two Vietnam vets and best friends whose...
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