Apple TV+ reveals slate of new and returning shows through spring 2023

Apple TV+ has revealed a rich slate of new and returning original shows premiering through the spring of 2023. The announcement came at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

Talking about the announcement, Matt Cherniss, head of domestic programming, at Apple TV+ said: “Each year, we look forward to delivering even more compelling, premium stories from today’s most talented and masterful storytellers, and this year is no different.

“Whether it’s new seasons of culture-moving and award-winning shows or new stories that have the power to captive global audiences and are rooted in humanity, there’s something for everyone to look forward to watching on Apple TV+.”

The streamer’s 2023 slate till spring features the following shows:

Truth Be Told season 3

Released on: January 20, 2023

Exploring the world of true-crime podcasts, Truth Be Told stars, Octavia Spencer, as podcaster Poppy Scoville, who would go to any lengths to seek truth and justice.

Based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, the series provides an insight into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges viewers to ponder the consequences of seeking justice on a public platform.

Shape Island

Released on: January 20, 2023

A new stop motion series for kids, Shape Island is based on the internationally bestselling trilogy of Shapes picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. 

It follows serious Square, intrepid Circle, and tricky Triangle on their adventures as they have fun, search for answers and develop their friendship while learning how to accept each other’s differences.

Shrinking

Releasing on: January 27, 2023

This series revolves around a grieving therapist who starts to disregard the rules and tells his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and moralities, he finds himself making huge, cataclysmic changes to people’s lives and his own.

The comedy series stars Jason Segal, Harrison Ford, Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, and Lukita Maxwell.

Dear Edward

Releasing on: February 3, 2023

This show narrates the story of Edward Adler, a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating plane crash that kills everyone else on board, including his family. As he and a group of others affected by the tragedy try to navigate life after the tragedy, surprising friendships, romances, and communities are formed.

The 10-episode show is an adaptation of Napolitano’s eponymous novel and stars Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling, and Colin O’Brien, among others.

Hello Tomorrow!

Releasing on: February 17, 2023

Set in a retro-future world, Hello Tomorrow! follows a group of traveling salesmen selling lunar timeshares. Jack (Emmy and Critics Choice Award winner Billy Crudup) is the one who leads them and has massive talent and ambition.

His belief in a brighter tomorrow motivates his coworkers and rejuvenates his desperate customers. However, it also threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.

Liaison

Releasing on: February 24, 2023

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A six-episode series, Liaison is a contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future. It features a multilayered plot where espionage and political conspiracy lock horns with passionate and long-lasting love.

Starring Vincent Cassel and Eva Green in the lead, it is the first French and English-language Apple Original series.

The Reluctant Traveler

Releasing on: February 24, 2023

Hosted by Emmy Award-winner Eugene Levy, this series follows the self-confessed indoor person on a journey across the world. Levy reluctantly visits some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating destinations and experiences thrilling local adventures in hopes of broadening his horizons.

His adventures include a sound bath in the Maldives, ice floating in Finland, connecting with the Navajo Nation in Utah, commanding a sailboat in Lisbon, exploring the culinary culture of Tokyo, and journeying into the Costa Rican jungle.

Extrapolations

Releasing on: March 17, 2023

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An intense drama, Extrapolations introduces a near future where the dangerous effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives.

In this setting, the show presents eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith, and family from across the globe. These fictional accounts will explore the personal, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing rapidly.

The star-studded cast includes Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, MaameYaa Boafo, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch, and Neska Rose.

My Kind of Country

Releasing on: March 24, 2023

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My Kind of Country is a competition series that follows artists Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck as they individually hand-pick a roster of up-and-coming artists and invite them to the home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee.

The winner will receive a life-changing prize from Apple Music, which is unprecedented support and exposure on the platform. The series also features Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves, who are also the executive producers.

Schmigadoon! season 2

Releasing on: April 7, 2023

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Having found true love in the titular town, season two of this musical comedy series will see Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) in Schmicago, the reimagined world of the ’60s and ’70s musicals. 

It will return with six new episodes featuring all new original songs and guest stars.

The Last Thing He Told Me

Releasing on: April 14, 2023

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Jennifer Garner leads this captivating new series based on the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Laura Dave. The plot focuses on Hannah (Garner), a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) to find the truth about why her husband’s mysterious disappearance.

The show also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera, Geoff Stults, and John Harlan Kim.

Jane

Releasing on: April 14, 2023

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Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, this 10-episode series stars Ava Louise Murchison as Jane Garcia, a 9-year-old aspiring environmentalist on a pursuit to protect endangered animals.

Using her emphatic imagination, she takes her best friends David (Mason Blomberg), and her pet chimpanzee on epic adventures to help protect wild animals all around the world. She idolizes Goodall and lives by her motto: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”

The Afterparty season 2

Releasing on: April 28, 2023

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Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) returns to help solve a mystery after a groom is murdered during his wedding. Danner, along with Aniq (Sam Richardson) and Zoë (Zoë Chao) questions family members, star-crossed lovers, and business partners to solve the crime.

Season 2 will continue its predecessor’s style of narration and explore different characters’ accounts of the fateful event. They are all told through the lens of famous film genres and distinctive visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective.

City on Fire

Releasing on: May 12, 2023

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Based on the eponymous novel by Garth Risk Hallberg, this eight-episode drama explores the aftermath of Samantha (Chase Sui Wonders), an NYU student, getting shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003.

As the crime is investigated, Samantha turns out to be a thread connecting a series of mysterious fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy real estate family with many secrets.

Swagger season 2

Releasing in: June 2023

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Taking inspiration from NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s time in youth basketball, Swagger navigates the world of honored youth basketball clubs, their players, their families, and their coaches. Off the court, the show also touches upon what it’s like to grow up in America.

Season 2 will star O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, Tristan Mack Wilds, Tessa Ferrer, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Jason Rivera, Christina Jackson, Sean Baker, Orlando Jones, and Shannon Brown.

Ted Lasso season 3

Releasing in: Spring 2023

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One of the most acclaimed comedies in history with consecutive Emmy wins in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, Ted Lasso is set to return for its third season in the spring of 2023.

The show follows Jason Sudeikis as the titular character, who is an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team. Even though he lacks experience in coaching the sport, he makes up for it with sheer optimism and underdog determination.

Ted Lasso also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed, and Sarah Niles.

The Big Door Prize

Releasing in: Spring 2023

An adaptation of M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name, The Big Door Prize, narrates the tale of a small town that changes forever when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, vowing to reveal each resident’s true life potential.

The show stars Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Josh Segarra, Damon Gupton, Crystal Fox, Sammy Fourlas, and Djouliet Amara.


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