Apple TV Plusis among the newer streaming platforms vying for the attention, and there’s justification to start out watching. It’s stocked with big names plus some hit shows, from the initial season of Severance to the heartwarmingly adorable Ted Lasso to Reese Witherspoon’s Emmy-winning drama The Morning Show.
Like rivals Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus is filled up with exclusive, original content. But unlike another services, Apple streams only content it has made itself. That meant that whenever the service launched in November 2019, the catalog wasn’t huge, but it’s filling in fast.
Here’s what’s arriving at the streaming service this month, accompanied by our guide to the best Television shows on Apple TV Plus.
What’s new this month
Here’s every show premiering in August.
- Bad Sisters, season 1 (2022- ): A dark comedy in regards to a group of sisters who lose their parents.
- See, season 3 (2019- ): This drama occurs later on when humans can’t see. Jason Momoa plays the daddy of twins that are born with sight. This is actually the show’s final season.
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This show includes a fascinating premise: People can elect to undergo an operation called severance, which separates their work-related and personal memories. Adam Scott’s character spends eight hours of your day in a sanitized, strikingly white work place without recollection of his outside life. Soon, a former co-worker turns up with a warning concerning the strange company. A mind-bending and suspenseful sci-fi thriller — enjoying Severance is not any just work at all.
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A comedic murder mystery in exactly the same vein as Rian Johnson’s 2019 film Knives Out, The Afterparty is really a star-packed whodunnit that may keep you guessing and laughing with each episode. Tiffany Haddish, Dave Franco, Ilana Glazer, Ben Schwartz and much more lend their talents to the show. If you are one to decide on a mystery-comedy mixture, The Afterparty should shoot to the top of one’s to-stream list.
Sixth Sense directorM. Night Shyamalan brings his make of creepy domestic drama to episodic TV in Servant, created and compiled byTony Basgallop. Following a devastating loss, two bereaved parents adopt ahyperrealistic baby doll to greatly help them tackle their grief, but danger and deception lurks in the nursery.
FOR SEVERAL Mankind provides an alternate timeline of what could have happened if the Soviets had landed on the moon first. The short answer may be the never-ending militarization of space, however the show is indeed a lot more expansive than that. If you are searching for a sci-fi thriller with a lot of interpersonal drama and political intrigue, FOR SEVERAL Mankind is solid choice.
You don’t have to like sports to love comedy seriesTed Lasso. Made by the show’s Golden Globe-winning starJason Sudeikiswith Scrubs creatorBill Lawrence, it follows relentlessly upbeat American coach Ted Lasso as he takes charge of an English team. Think about it asFriday Night Lightscrossed with Saturday Night Live(in London). Season 2 is streaming now.
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The Shrink NEARBY (2021)
In my own book, any show that casts both Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd as its leads has already been doing something very right. In the drama miniseries The Shrink NEARBY, Ferrell and Rudd play characters on opposite ends of the personality spectrum — Ferrell is really a sniffling, timid textile business proprietor, and his co-star can be an egotistic therapist with manipulative tendencies. Once the two are together, the effect is both unsettling and tantalizing, making The Shrink NEARBY something you will want to check out on your own.
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In this British comedy, couple Nikki and Jason want a child but battle to conceive. They opt to adopt — an activity that inevitably throws new challenges their way. Trying offers charm and low-stakes fun, looked after is actually laugh-out-loud funny. If you are looking for some lighthearted TV time, this show has you covered.
Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman reunite on the bikes and head north from Argentina through South and Central America. In this sequel to the favorite travel shows GOOD WAY Round and GOOD WAY Down, the petrolhead duo goes green. They cover 13,000 miles and 13 countries on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles.
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Adapted by Stephen King from their own novel, Lisey’s Story stars Julianne Moore as a grieving widow spookily revisiting her marriage to her late husband, a famous novelist played by Clive Owen.
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The Mosquito Coast (2021- )
Justin Theroux stars as Allie Fox, an oddball inventor taking his family off the grid in protest against society’s failings. Apple’s heavyweight drama is founded on the novel by the actor’s uncle Paul Theroux (previously filmed with Harrison Ford in 1986). Now season 1 has wrapped up, Apple has recently renewed this modern version of The Mosquito Coast for another season.
Ordinary people dream big in Little America. A heavyweight cast tells stories of immigrants living their lives in a heartwarming anthology series filled with a variety of funny, sweet, romantic and frequently surprising tales.
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A nature show, centered on small creatures, narrated by Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd. Absolute genius.
Like seemingly every one of the modern nature documentaries, Tiny World is gorgeously shot and brilliantly compelling.
The Morning Show (2019- )
Reese WitherspoonandJennifer Anistonproduce and star in a timely series tackling office politics in the #MeToo era, as a TV network is rocked by the indiscretions of a bunch played bySteve Carell. On the list of compelling performances, Billy Crudup won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards. The award-winning drama, strong cast and timely themes makeThe Morning Showworth a wrist watch.
Dickinson takes the story of real-life American poet Emily Dickinson and shoehorns it right into a period drama of sorts. It’s hardly historically accurate — Emily and her teenage friends act similar to characters from Riverdale — nonetheless it is entertaining.
Chris Evans stars in a dark-tinged legal drama in regards to a family swept up in a Massachusetts murder mystery. Defending Jacobcould be familiar territory, but fans of absorbing character-driven crime dramas are certain to get sucked in.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (2020- )
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is crucial for anybody with a good passing fascination with video gaming or the that produces them. It’s unique, funny and earnest in parts. It treads familiar territory but is really worth a wrist watch.
Home Before Dark (2020- )
Inspired by the reporting of real-life journalist Hilde Lysiak, Home Before Dark follows the story of a girl who moves from Brooklyn to a little lakeside town. It starts slow but features some strong central performances, particularly in the lead role.
HONESTLY is really a drama for true-crime fans, riding the recent trend of crime podcasts in a fictionalized form.Octavia SpencerandAaron Paul play a podcaster and a prisoner united by way of a horrific crime years before, kicking off a whodunit that allures both their own families within an entertaining mixture of a character-driven drama likeBig Little Lieswith true-crime stories likeCreating a MurdererandThe Staircase.