New Apple TV+ sizzle reel serves up hits and giggles

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The Apple TV+ sizzle reel 2021 has a few surprises.
Apple has more than 20 fresh series and films premiering in coming months.
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Apple TV+ is prepping at least 21 new shows, movies and additional seasons of current series for release throughout 2021, and possibly beyond. A new sizzle reel gives a glimpse of all of them in two exciting minutes.

Watch it now to get a glimpse of the dramas, comedies, sci-fi and action series Apple hopes will entice audiences in 2021.

And there may have been some surprise announcements.

The sizzle reel, released Friday amid a barrage of Apple TV+ announcements during the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour, showcases many things we already knew were coming soon. That includes Friday’s announcement that musical comedy Schmigadoon! will arrive this summer, gamer workplace comedy Mythic Quest season 2 will start this spring, and dark dramedy Physical premieres this summer. Apple TV+ also announced Friday that its adaptation of the classic novel The Mosquito Coast will debut in April.

The short video also mentions Tom Holland’s film Cherry, coming in March, and The World’s a Little Blurry, the Billie Eilish documentary debuting February 26. There’s footage in the sizzle reel from Foundation, an epic sci-fi series scheduled for autumn 2021. And For All Mankind season 2, which debuted Friday.

Apple may have snuck in some surprises

The Apple TV+ promo also mentions some shows the company hasn’t said much about before. There’s a snippet of Lisey’s Story from horror master Stephen King. And we got a first look at the comedy The Shrink Next Door starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.  The same goes for Mr. Corman, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Apple also used the sizzle reel to recommit itself to new seasons of Central Park, Home Before Dark, Truth Be Told, The Morning Show and See. Apple did not promise that all these will arrive in 2021, though many likely will land before the end of the year.

Plus, the Apple TV+ sizzle reel didn’t overlook shows and movies and new seasons that already debuted in 2021. That includes The Snoopy Show for kids, M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy series Servant, postmodern comedy Dickinson and Justin Timberlake’s tear-jerker movie, Palmer.