: Apple Is Ordering So Many Shows, With Nowhere To Show Them

Jun 24th, 2018, 09:37 AM
Itís hard to get excited for Appleís upcoming shows without knowing how weíll get to watch

Yesterday, Apple ordered its first international series, Calls, adapted from a French series by the same name. Itís the latest addition to its growing pile of projects; currently the count sits at 21. The company is reportedly placing a big bet on original content, spending upwards of $1 billion this year to compete with the likes of HBO, Amazon, and Netflix. But with every day seeming like itís bringing a new announcement of a new show coming to Apple, the question remains: where will we watch it?

Apple has already begun releasing its own projects: it released Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke last year on Apple Music, but its big slate of original content is expected to begin rolling out as early as March 2019. To prepare for that, the company has greenlit or begun developing an impressive slate of projects: so far, Apple has signed a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to develop new shows, ordered a pair of childrenís shows from the creators of Sesame Street, a reboot of the science fiction anthology show Amazing Stories, a Hunger Games-style dystopian show called See, a series from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, a thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan, a space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore, a drama about a morning show starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and an adaptation of Isaac Asimovís classic science fiction novel Foundation. There are also reports that itís working to acquire the rights for an animated film.

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macintosh doctor
Jun 24th, 2018, 10:02 AM
It would of have been cheaper to buy Netflix at this point. Instead apple is attempting to ramp its left leaning video programming at a high rate of financial burn, all the while leaving the Mac division in the dust and any iPhone improvements ignored..