Chris Evans' Crime Drama & 16 More Original TV Series Coming to Apple (PHOTOS)
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Based on William Landay's novel of the same name, Defending Jacob
, starring and executive produced by Chris Evans, is a crime drama about a District Attorney investigating the case of a 14-year-old boy's murder. Unfortunately, he soon discovers his son is a suspect. The project is being adapted by Planet of the Apes
' Mark Bomback and will be an 8-episode limited series revealed The Hollywood Reporter
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Untitled Hilde Lysiak Series
It's been announced that The Florida Project
's young starlet Brooklynn Prince will headline this upcoming mystery drama. The series tells the true story of a young investigative reporter named Hilde Lysiak who uncovers a murder in her small town. This will be Prince's first TV role, and she'll work with Crazy Rich Asians
director Jon M. Chu, who is executive producing and directing the 10-episode project. The news was broken via Deadline
Game of Thrones
alum, Jason Momoa, has signed on to headline the new drama series. The Aquaman
star will play Baba Voss, a warrior, guardian, and leader.
Written by Peaky Blinders
creator Steven Knight, this future-set drama will also feature The Hunger Games
franchise's Francis Lawrence as a director.
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In this anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, real-life stories of immigration inspire the material of this 8-episode series order.
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A reboot of the '80s series co-created by Steven Spielberg, Amazing Stories
is a sci-fi anthology series that will be executive produced by the famed director.
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Are You Sleeping
Starring Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins, Ron Cephas Jones, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefa Wood and produced by Reese Witherspoon, this drama — based on a book with the same title — shows viewers what obsession with true crime can do to people. Brett Cullan, Billy Miller, and Hunter Doohan will all play recurring roles on the series.
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Untitled Drama Series
Written and directed by visionary Damien Chazelle (La La Land
), the plot of the drama series is still relatively under wraps but was picked up to series by Apple.
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Untitled Psychological Thriller Series
The 10-episode, half-hour series was created by Tony Basgallop and will be executive produced by him and M. Night Shyamalan (Split
, The Sixth Sense
) who will also direct the first episode.
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This comedy series follows famed poet Emily Dickinson, who will be played by Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld.
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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Television will produce this series based on famed basketball player Kevin Durant.
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Untitled Morning Show Drama
Former on-screen sisters, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reunite in this series following the drama behind the scenes of a morning show a-la-Today
or Good Morning America
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A musical romantic dramedy, Little Voice
is a series that will be brought to viewers by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles and her Waitress
musical collaborator, Jessie Nelson.
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Untitled Comedy Series
Kristen Wiig who was set to return to TV has dropped out of this comedy based on the short story collection, "You Think It, I’ll Say It," by Curtis Sittenfeld. It'll be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, and a new lead is being sought out.
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Untitled Space Drama Series
Created and written by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica
), the space drama explores what life would be like today if the global space race had continued.
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Based on the trilogy by famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, the source material is responsible for influencing Star Wars
and many other sci-fi works.
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Produced by Altimeter Films' Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser, this docuseries takes viewers inside some of the world's most extraordinary homes, and introduces viewers to the people responsible for building them.
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The animated comedy series is a project by Bob's Burgers
creator Loren Bouchard.
For nearly a year, announcements about Apple shows have been made nearly every month, with over 10 new series slated to debut via the streaming network in 2019.
To keep it all straight, we've gathered all of the original shows expected to premiere on Apple, whether they're titled or not — and many are not. But with big names like Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, M. Night Shyamalan, Sara Bareilles, and more attached, these projects are shaping up to be something special.
Click through the gallery above to learn more about the series coming to viewers soon.
The 'La La Land' director also has Netflix series 'The Eddy' in the works.