Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Rumors about a Disney Apple merger swirled for years, but thanks to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, we now know that a deal between the two companies was likely to actually happen – if, that is, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn’t die back in 2011.
Vanity Fair published an excerpt from Iger’s upcoming autobiography, “The Ride of A Lifetime: Lessons From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company,” in which Iger talks about the probability of the two companies joining forces, something that clearly would have had huge ripple effects across the entertainment industry. Read More »
Apple TV+ joins the streaming wars this fall on November 1. While the new subscription streaming service is trying to get a headstart on Disney+, which launches on November 12, they don’t have an expansive library of content to make it all that appealing of an endeavor just yet. Perhaps that’s why this week brings news of three new shows that Apple TV+ is developing with filmmakers Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed). Find out about the three new shows below. Read More »
Last week, it was announced that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams signed a contract to move his Bad Robot Productions over to WarnerMedia, where he’ll write, produce, and direct films and TV shows for Warner Bros., HBO, and the upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Now some additional information has emerged about the terms of that deal, which explain why Abrams rejected a reported $500 million offer from Apple and chose to take much less money to work with WarnerMedia instead. Read the details below. Read More »
During Apple’s most recent presentation for their upcoming streaming subscription service Apple TV+, there was a wall of key art behind Tim Cook revealing which shows would be available at launch. One of them was an image that nobody had seen before with a group of kids standing amidst a pile of giant books with the title Ghostwriter written in a typewriter-style font on one of the spines. The title of the series and the presence of young characters made some kids of the ’90s raise an eyebrow in curiosity, wondering if this was a reboot of the PBS series of the same name, and now we have official confirmation. Read More »
Apple has been leading up to their own streaming subscription service for a long time now. It’s been nearly two years since Apple started hiring big names like Steven Soderbergh, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, and more to create original programming for what they hope will be a major competitor for Netflix, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+ and HBO Max streaming services, not to mention the countless other subscriptions coming down the road. After formally announcing the service called Apple TV+ earlier this year, we finally know when it will launch and how much it will cost. Read More »
School is in session, and so is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After disappearing from the public consciousness for the past few years, Gordon-Levitt is making a comeback in a new Apple TV+ series, Mr. Corman. The Snowden actor will write, direct, executive produce, and star in the half-hour dramedy about a school teacher “still coming to grips with adulthood.”
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Apple TV+ hasn’t launched yet, but it’s already had its first casualty. Bastards, an eight-episode dark drama set to star Richard Gere, has been canceled by Apple, making the project its first Apple TV+ cancellation. But judging by insane premise, which is based on a dark Israeli drama, that may be for the best.
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Imaginations, and corseted ladies-to-be, literally run wild in the Dickinson trailer starring Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson. But this isn’t the buttoned-up literary icon that you would imagine her as. In Apple TV+’s upcoming coming-of-age series, Steinfeld is a punk rock version of Emily Dickinson who dances wildly and throws up anachronistic hand signs because this isn’t your grandma’s period costume drama. Watch the Dickinson trailer below.
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Apple TV+ could be entering the streaming wars sooner than expected. Apple’s new streaming service is reportedly eyeing a November launch date, with a $9.99 monthly subscription price. The company would introduce a small selection of shows before it expands its catalogue over the course of several months, according to a new report.
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The world of morning shows is a bit more cutthroat than you’d imagine. Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for The Morning Show, which finally shows the first footage from the highly anticipated dramedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell as TV reporters battling for screen time. Watch The Morning Show trailer below.
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