List of original programs distributed by Apple TV+

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Beginning in 2016, Apple began to produce and distribute its own original content. The first television program produced by Apple was Planet of the Apps, a reality competition series. Their second, released in the fall of 2017, was Carpool Karaoke: The Series based on the popular recurring segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden.[1]

In June 2017, Apple appointed Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head their newly formed worldwide video unit. By November, Apple confirmed that it was branching out into original scripted programming when announcing straight-to-series orders for two television programs: a drama series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and a reboot of the anthology series Amazing Stories by Steven Spielberg.[2]

Apple is reportedly planning on spending around $1 billion dollars on original programming in the following years.[3] More recently, it has been projected that they will spend about $4.2 billion dollars on original programming by 2022.[4]

On March 25, 2019, Apple announced their streaming service as Apple TV+. The service will launch in the fall with over 100 countries through the TV app, along with the announcement of Apple's slate of original programming.[5]

Original programming[edit]

Original series[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Planet of the Apps[6][a] Reality competition June 6, 2017[7] 1 season, 10 episodes 50 min. Ended[8]
Carpool Karaoke: The Series[1][a] Reality/Music August 8, 2017 2 seasons, 30 episodes 12–23 min. Pending

Original films[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Length
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10[9] (of Peanuts)[b] Animation/Documentary May 18, 2019 9 min.

Upcoming original programming[edit]

Original series[edit]


Title Genre Seasons Length Premiere
For All Mankind[10] Science fiction drama 1 season TBA Fall 2019[11]
The Morning Show[2] Comedy-drama 2 seasons, 20 episodes TBA Fall 2019[12]
Truth Be Told[13][14] Legal drama 1 season, 10 episodes TBA Fall 2019[15]
Amazing Stories[2] Anthology 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Calls[16] Thriller/Drama 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Central Park[17] Animated musical comedy 2 seasons, 26 episodes TBA TBA
Defending Jacob[18] Mystery Drama 8 episodes TBA TBA
Dickinson[19] Period comedy 1 season 30 min. TBA
Foundation[20] Science fiction 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Helpsters[21] (from Sesame Workshop) Educational/children's television TBA TBA TBA
Home[22] Docuseries 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Home Before Dark[13][23] Mystery drama 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Lisey's Story[24] Horror drama TBA TBA TBA
Little America[25] Anthology/Comedy-drama 1 season 30 min. TBA
Little Voice[26] Romantic comedy-drama 1 season, 10 episodes 30 min. TBA
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends[27] Drama miniseries TBA 60 min. TBA
Mythic Quest[28] Comedy 1 season 30 min. TBA
Pachinko[29] Drama 1 season, 8 episodes TBA TBA
Prehistoric Planet[30] (BBC Natural History Unit) Docuseries TBA TBA TBA
See[31] Science fiction drama 1 season, 8 episodes TBA TBA
Servant[32][33][34] Psychological thriller 1 season, 10 episodes 30 min. TBA
Swagger![35] Drama TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Brie Larson CIA drama series[36] Drama TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Damien Chazelle drama series[37] Drama 1 season 60 min. TBA
Untitled Oprah Winfrey/Prince Harry mental health docuseries[38][39] Docuseries TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Oprah's Book Club series[40][38] Book club TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Peanuts STEM-related series[41] Animation TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Richard Gere drama series[42] Drama 1 season, 8 episodes TBA TBA
Untitled Simon Kinberg/David Weil science fiction series[43] Science fiction 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA

In development[edit]

Title Genre
Losing Earth[44] Docuseries
Shantaram[45] Drama
Time Bandits[46] Fantasy
Untitled Colleen McGuinness comedy series[47] Comedy

Original films[edit]

Title Genre Premiere
On the Rocks[48] Drama TBA
Toxic Labor[38] Documentary TBA


Title Genre Premiere
The Elephant Queen[49] Nature documentary TBA
Hala[50] Drama TBA
Wolfwalkers[49] (from Cartoon Saloon and Tomm Moore) Animation TBA


  1. ^ a b Both series were initially distributed via Apple's paid subsctiption music streaming service, Apple Music. Following its first season, Apple began to distribute new episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series for free via their TV application for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS or tvOS. Episodes from season one were also released on the service for free.
  2. ^ This short was released for free via the TV app.


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