This last week has been very busy on Apple TV+. From series that end their season and others that appear suddenly, content that loses audience and another that returns, confirmations for future seasons and even a documentary of a mythical music group. Not to mention a lawsuit against Apple. All this in a week when Apple TV+ has received its first award in the Critics Choice Awards.
Series that end, others that start, and more news
Servant reaches his season finale today. The series directed by M. Night Shyamalan and focused on a couple that has lost their son has already ready its chapter number 10 that ends this first story. Although the news about Servant is her “season finale” this week, there has also been room for a lawsuit against her. Apparently, the director of a movie called “The Truth About Emanuel” has sued Apple and the director of the series because she has found multiple similarities with his work. Plagiarism? we’ll see about that.
Taking advantage of the fact that Servant is finishing its season, Apple has launched a new series called “Little America“. In it, eight stories are told about people who come to the United States as immigrants, during different times. The company has launched the entire series, so if you want to see it all at once this weekend, you can. Remember that Little America was confirmed in December for a new season.
As “Truth Be Told” ended last week, Apple TV+ has launched a “promo” for the series on its channel. The eight chapters that make up the story of a podcaster who seeks to reopen a murder case are now available to everyone.
The Banker returns after the controversy and other news for Apple TV+
The Banker tells the story of two African-American businessmen who had a positive impact on society in the 1960s. It was initially scheduled to be released in cinemas this January, but a controversy among family members of the characters on which the series is based stopped it. However, Variety has just confirmed that the film will be released in cinemas on March 6.
Apparently, some members of the protagonists’ families accused one of the producers, who is himself a relative, of abuse. According to a statement from Apple, the company analysed the allegations with the information received on the subject, but after some time, they have decided to go ahead with its release. After two weeks in US cinemas (a requirement for participation in some awards), it will arrive on March 20 on Apple TV+.
As another novelty related to Apple TV+, we find the hiring of Dave Bautista for the second season of See starring Jason Momoa. For Bautista, who played Drax, one of the main characters in the Guardians of the Galaxy saga, this role will be his first performance in a TV series.
And finally, two documentary stories. In the first one, Oprah and Apple cancel their intention to launch a documentary about sexual harassment in the music industry because of “creative differences”. Apparently, not everything went as both parties expected.
And the last news about Apple TV, is a documentary they will make about the band Beastie Boys, directed by Spike Jonze. “Beastie Boys Story”, focuses on the personal stories, legacy and career of each of the members of the band. Apple has purchased the rights and is scheduled to release it in cinemas on April 3, with availability on Apple TV+ on April 24.