Apple has confirmed the UK launch plans for their streaming service. In line with the global launch, Apple TV+ will be available on this side of the pond from Friday November 1st.
It will be available via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms. The monthly subscription cost has been set at £4.99 – cheaper than the price points for rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Beginning today, anyone who buys an Apple device will get a free one-year subscription to Apple TV+. On launch date, the service will carry a litany of scripted originals including The Morning Show, space drama For All Mankind, period comedy Dickinson and more. Further originals will continue to be added each month.
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalised experience on all the screens they love.”
Full Details of Apple TV+’s Launch Slate Follows Below:
See is described as an epic drama, starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
The Morning Show is described as a high stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on early morning TV. The drama series, which was created by Kerry Ehrin, and stars Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Jennifer Aniston (Friends) and Steve Carell (The Office).
Dickinson is set in the nineteenth century and explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson. The comedy series is produced by wiip, Anonymous Content and Sugar23 Productions and stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov and Ella Hunt.
For All Mankind imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams. The drama series, which hails from Ronald D. Moore, is produced by Tall Ship Productions and Sony Pictures Television and stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi Balfour.
Snoopy In Space takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
Ghostwriter is a reinvention of the beloved series and follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
The Elephant Queen is a documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.