Upcoming Apple TV+ movies and shows we can’t wait to watch

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Upcoming Apple TV+ movies and shows we can't wait to watch
There’s a lot to look forward to in the third year of Apple’s streaming video service.
Graphic: Cult of Mac

Apple TV+ is two years old and there are plenty of new films and series to look forward to in the third year. The streaming service has us eagerly awaiting two comedies, a tragedy, two murder mysteries and an animated movie, all premiering in just the next four months.

Here are the Apple TV+ additions we’re having the hardest time waiting for.

Dr. Brain

Dr. Brain will be a sci-fi physiological thriller about a neuroscientist so desperate to find out how his family was killed that he’s willing to connect his brain to theirs to access their memories.

The trailer shows it’ll be an eerie mystery with the scientist slowly gathering clues. I love a good whodunnit, and this is shaping up to be one with an intriguing twist.

For us Americans, Dr. Brain is in Korean with subtitles. But the huge success of Squid Game (which is also in Korean with sub-titles) shows that’s not a hinderance for many people. We only have to wait until Nov. 4 for Apple TV+ to premiere this one. — Ed Hardy

The Shrink Next Door

In the eight-episode series The Shrink Next DoorAnchorman alums Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd will depict patient and psychologist in a darkly comedic story of profound codependence.

The doctor gradually takes over the patient’s whole life (and bank account). Based on a popular podcast of the same name, it really happened. Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson also star.

The first three episodes premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12, and then weekly. — David Snow

The Tragedy of Macbeth

We probably had you at “blood,” as in Shakespeare’s bloodiest work, but in the upcoming film The Tragedy of Macbeth you also get Joel Cohen (of the Coen Bros.) directing the action. And you get Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in the leading roles as lord and lady in this classic “tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning,” as Apple TV+ puts it.

Premieres in theaters December 25 and on Apple TV+ on January 14, 2022. — David Snow

The Afterparty

The Afterparty won‘t be the usual murder mystery. For one thing, it’ll be a comedy. And each episode will show the events leading up to the murder as seen from a different suspect’s perspective and shot in a different film genre.

That last tidbit has me very curious. The show has a tremendous amount of potential, especially as there are some good laughs in the trailer.

The eight-episode series will be set at a high school reunion afterparty with old friends gathering to drink, laugh and kill someone. It’ll star Tiffany Haddish and a ensemble of other comedians.

The Afterparty will premiere globally in January 2022 on Apple TV+. — Ed Hardy

Luck

‘Luck’ is expected to premier on Apple TV+ in 2022.
Apple TV+‘s Luck looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Photo: Apple TV+/Skydance Animation

Skydance Animation teamed up with Apple TV+ to create Luck, a film about a very unlucky girl who stumbles upon a magical world of good and bad luck.

I’m a sucker for animated films and with its interesting premise this one certainly has my attention. There’s no trailer for the movie yet but the stills that have been released so far look great.

Luck is reportedly scheduled to premier February 18, 2022. — Ed Hardy

Only some of the new Apple TV+ movies and shows coming soon

These are only the shows and movies set to premier on Apple TV+ in the next few months that we’re excited about before they debut. There are others for which we’re taking a “wait and see” approach. That includes Finch with Tom Hanks (Nov. 5), Snoopy in Space (Nov. 12) and Harriet the Spy (Spring 2022).

There are returning shows too, most notably Dickinson coming back for its third and final season on November 5.

These will join the dozens of original movies and series already available from Apple TV+. There are dramas, comedies, sci-fi, documentaries, children’s programs, and more. Watching requires a $4.99-a-month subscription.